Yolo County High Point Trip Report

Little Blue Peak (3,120+ ft)

Date: April 22, 2002
Author: Pam Thompson

Just a few notes to add to the good information already provided in the first four reports.

Bushwhack #2 works just fine, and wasn't too horrible as far as the thornbush was concerned. You might want to bring a pair of lopers or a sharp machete with you, as quite a bit of the trail on the final approach that was grown over, and it appears the BLM is not maintaining the trail much, if at all (it would also help in the bushwhacking areas!). Gloves would be a good idea as well, as the crawl under the thornbushes near the top is very unpleasant without gloves! It appears the landowner works during the week, and returns after 6:00 p.m., although the dog is there all the time.

There is a lot of poison oak coming up under the scrub and thorn bushes, so long pants and high socks are a good idea. This hike was a good springtime trip; the summer heat in this area can get quite unpleasant. The wildflowers are out this time of year, and the grass is still green. The differences in the soil types are quite distinct, and there's some excellent California oak-land scenery.