Ascent of Etiwanda Peak on 1999-10-04
|Date:||Monday, October 4, 1999|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Elevation:||8662 ft / 2640 m|
Ascent Trip ReportTo reach the trailhead exit I-15 at Sierra Ave. near Rancho Cucamonga and drive north on Lytle Creek Road for 1.5 miles. At this point turn left onto Forest Road 1N34, a dirt road heading up the mountain. This road is open only in the fall and winter months and requires a high-clearance vehicle up to the turnoff for the microwave site at 7.7 miles and four-wheel drive beyond. Stay on the main road until you reach the junction at the Big Tree Campground at about 11.6 miles. Drive a short distance through the camping area to the end of the road at a sign. UTM here is: 449050E, 3786440N on zone 11. The trail starts from here and heads northeast then after a switchback to the south heads north and curves around a basin up to a ridge at 7080 feet with two small mining cabins. The trail continues around the north side of the ridge containing the peak. Follow the trail to a point due west of the peak where there is a cairn marking a good use trail up to the summit. The route is about 8 miles round-trip with an elevation gain of 2800 feet. At a reasonable pace one can reach the summit in 3 hours. It is about an hour's hike south to Cucamonga Peak from Etiwanda. 10/99 RLC
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