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Signal Peak, Tahoe NF
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TL
A little over 4 miles w/ slightly less than 2,000ft of gain.  
Signal was my 49th OGUL peak.

This topo is 2x the zoom of my usual postings.
The upbound leg was on the western set of tracks.
BB
A little over 4 miles w/ slightly less than 2,000ft of gain.
Signal was my 49th OGUL peak.

This topo is 2x the zoom of my usual postings.
The upbound leg was on the western set of tracks.

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TL
I was following Pete's peak guide and it suggested to look for a steep Jeep road about a mile up Fordyce road.  

I spotted this steep cut in the trees just before the 1mi marker and assumed it was the roadbed.  This would be mistaken- the correct route (which was far too small to be a Jeep path) was another .4 miles past the mile marker.

The Outback is sporting brand new NV plates.
BB
I was following Pete's peak guide and it suggested to look for a steep Jeep road about a mile up Fordyce road.

I spotted this steep cut in the trees just before the 1mi marker and assumed it was the roadbed. This would be mistaken- the correct route (which was far too small to be a Jeep path) was another .4 miles past the mile marker.

The Outback is sporting brand new NV plates.

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10/15/2010 01:45 PM
TL
Steep, Up, and heading in roughly the right direction, so I started up.  A little over a mile crow flies to the peak from here.
BB
Steep, Up, and heading in roughly the right direction, so I started up. A little over a mile crow flies to the peak from here.
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10/15/2010 01:45 PM
TL
After about 100 yards I hit a small plateau with a campsite but couldn't find any sign of a trail leaking peakward.   After scouting around a bit I opted to just hoof it up the ridge.
BB
After about 100 yards I hit a small plateau with a campsite but couldn't find any sign of a trail leaking peakward. After scouting around a bit I opted to just hoof it up the ridge.
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10/15/2010 01:47 PM
TL
Spotted this tree ribbon and thought I had found the trail.  Nope.  There were additional ribbons in both directions but each was contouring the ridgeline rather than climbing it.  I decided that this wasn't marking a summit route and continued directly up the ridge.
BB
Spotted this tree ribbon and thought I had found the trail. Nope. There were additional ribbons in both directions but each was contouring the ridgeline rather than climbing it. I decided that this wasn't marking a summit route and continued directly up the ridge.
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TL
The ridgeline appeared to be the route of an ancient communications line and I found pieces it along the whole length (bottom right of this shot)

Just when I had decided to follow the wire, it ended- but I'd find additional pieces further on.
BB
The ridgeline appeared to be the route of an ancient communications line and I found pieces it along the whole length (bottom right of this shot)

Just when I had decided to follow the wire, it ended- but I'd find additional pieces further on.
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TL
A small clearing along the ridge.  Still no sign of a trail.
From the Topo, I was apparently on the old roadbed near here, though I didn't see sign of it at the time.
I also passed just a few hundred feet west of the ATV road I'd use on the descent.
BB
A small clearing along the ridge. Still no sign of a trail.
From the Topo, I was apparently on the old roadbed near here, though I didn't see sign of it at the time.
I also passed just a few hundred feet west of the ATV road I'd use on the descent.
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10/15/2010 02:14 PM
TL
A solid wall of chaparral impeded further progress directly upslope.  I scouted around a bit and was able to find a dry creekbed that was mostly free of underbrush.  (And from the scat was used as a bear run)
BB
A solid wall of chaparral impeded further progress directly upslope. I scouted around a bit and was able to find a dry creekbed that was mostly free of underbrush. (And from the scat was used as a bear run)
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10/15/2010 02:23 PM
TL
The light at the end of the tunnel as I spotted the end of the vegetation up ahead.
BB
The light at the end of the tunnel as I spotted the end of the vegetation up ahead.
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10/15/2010 02:27 PM
   
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