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Ascent of Jamul Mountains on 2001-04-23

Climber: Richard Carey

Date:Monday, April 23, 2001
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Jamul Mountains
    Location:USA-California
    Elevation:2059 ft / 627 m

Ascent Trip Report

The peak is on BLM land, but the approach is across Otay Ranch property. There are no signs in this immediate area restricting access.

The highest point of the Jamul Mountains can be reached by hiking up an old jeep road and trail on the northwest side starting on Proctor Valley Road. From the junction of highway 94 with Lyons Valley Road in Jamul turn right (south) on 94 and drive for 1.2 miles to Melody Road on your right. Turn right and drive 0.6 miles to Proctor Valley Road. Continue straight ahead on Proctor Valley Road for 3.1 miles to a pullout on the left which has some trash dumped on it. UTM here is: 508390E, 3616118N. Start the hike from here going downhill across a dilapidated fence to a dry stream and eucalyptus grove. Follow the old road which turns left and starts up a slope toward the mountain. The road turns into a trail, but can still be followed up the ridge past point 1694 feet shown on the map. The trail goes over a peak at 1900 feet and then makes a steep drop of about 150 feet before going up the final slopes to the summit. This route is 2.0 miles one-way with a gain of about 1500 feet and should take about 1 1/2 hours for the ascent. 4/01 RLC
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