2016 - November 8-10 » Ventura and Santa Barbara Peaks

Checking a few peaks off before the roads close for the winter, I tagged 9 HPS peaks over 3 days in Ventura and Santa Barbara. This brings me up to 259 peaks on the HPS list, 20 left...

 

Day 1 - 5 peaks in Ventura - Alamo , McDonald, Seward, Snowy, Black

Stats - 13 miles, 4700' gain/loss, 5.5 hrs hiking time

 

Day 2 - 2 peaks in Ventura - Cobblestone, White

Stats - 15 miles, 6500' gain/loss, 6.5hrs hiking time

 

Day 3 - 2 peaks in Santa Barbara - Cuyama (drive-up), Lizard Head

Stats - 11 miles, 3900' gain/loss, 3.8hrs hiking time

 

Cobblestone and Lizard Head were very cool, remote mountains. The route on Cobblestone follows bits of an old road and trail, has a steep finish, and a cool summit register on top. Lizard Head was a neat rock outcropping in a seldom visited area. Both peaks had outstanding views...

Cobblestone
Cobblestone_White (1)
Cobblestone_White (3)
Cuyama (2)
Cuyama (4)
LizardHead (1)
LizardHead (3)
LizardHead (4)
McDonald (2)
Snowy_Black_Seward (3)