Sunday, February 2, 2014

Peak 914

Hiked: 2/2/2014
Distance: 1.4 miles round trip on trail and use trail
Summit Elevation: 914'
Prominence: 14'
Elevation Gain: 120'
Elevation Gain (in Empire State Buildings): 0.09
Round trip time: 30 minutes
Recommended water: 0 oz.
Parking/Fees: Free on Vista Ridge
Difficulty: Easy

Orange County Peak 914 is an odd pick to be in the database since there are two clearly higher peaks with similar views just across the canyon. The use trail required some minor boulder hops but there was nothing distinguished about it. My wife came with me on this one and we went further down the road to the larger boulders and climbed around a bit, then started down the road before deciding we'd rather pick up another small OC peak this morning than continue down. The extra exploring padded the distance and gain, which is mostly flat to the "peak". On the largest boulder in the second pile, I found a benchmark labelled ICC 7084, but have no idea what significance it might have.

Pacific Ocean and a future expensive Newport Beach housing development from Peak 914

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