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Knibbs Knob previously climbed Tue, Jan 27, 2009|
Loma Prieta previously climbed Fri, Jan 5, 2007
After a very quick stay atop Knibbs Knob, I returned to the main trail and followed it up to the park boundary at the crest where Summit Rd is found. The next two miles along Summit Rd heading northwest are public, though lined with private property and residences on both sides. A handful of cars went by on both the outbound and return, but they either waved or just ignored me. At the junction with Loma Prieta Av, Summit Rd becomes signed for Closed Area/Authorized and Resident Vehicles Only. After about half a mile, a 4-way junction is encountered. I took the middle fork that switchbacks up to Loma Prieta. I passed by several gates, both open, reaching the top at the 2hr20min mark. There is a collection of telecom installations found scattered about the large summit area. The highpoint is inside the fenced area at the north end of the summit. One can get within a few feet of the summit rock from the outside. Alternatively, there is a small gap under the entrance gate for those whose determination exceeds their portliness. Views stretch off in all directions, as one might expect from a range highpoint. On my way back down from the summit, I passed by a PG&E utility truck on the last switchback to reach the summit. Like the others, he simply waved and went about his business. I spent the next two hours working my way back via the same route, finishing up shortly before 2:30p. I was just under of the 4.5hr mark for the entire outing.
It appears that Summit Road may be open to the public for its entire length. I was sent this link by Pete Klimek via email.
For more information see these SummitPost pages: Knibbs Knob - Loma Prieta
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