Mendocino County Highpoint Trip Report

Anthony Peak

Date: July 27, 2005
Author: Scott Surgent

Our trusty Impala rental handled the roads out of Covelo with no difficulty. In Covelo, follow CA-162 east to a split; stay left. The CA designation ends shortly, while pavement lingers a few more miles before turning to good graded dirt and gravel. When the road is on Mendocino Forest land it is designated FH-7. We arrived at Mendocino Pass after about 20 miles. From here we followed M-4 north for just under 5 miles to the top of Anthony Peak. Dean Molen's report states the signs along M-4 are not there. They are but not pointed for northbound travelers (they're on the left side of the road, parallel to your direction of travel). Even without the signs, stay left at any major forks and go uphill.

We had a good 30-minute chat with Tracy, the fire lookout girl.

We continued east down into Willows via FH-7 and the resuming of CA-162, passing the spur road to Black Butte, the Glenn COHP, which we did back in 2003. The roads are all suitable for passenger cars as long as the snow is cleared and the roads are dry.