Ascent of Saddleback Mountain on 2018-06-24

Climber: David Darby

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Sunday, June 24, 2018
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Saddleback Mountain
    Elevation:4120 ft / 1255 m

Ascent Trip Report

07:00 - I got an early start and drove to the base of Saddleback Mt ski area. I usually like to drive to the highest possible condo/parking area and cut over to the ski trails to avoid as much vertical as possible. So, I parked at a condo and walked around to the trails only to find very tall grass and the sound of running water. Abort. I got back in the car in drove to the base lodge. A much better plan as the hiking trail starts from the front of the base lodge (gravel + dry).
07:20 - Restart from the base lodge. I walked around the lodge to the chairlift and started up the trail.
08:05 - Summit - Saddleback, continue on the AT towards the Horn.
08:40 - Summit - The Horn.
09:15 - Summit - Saddleback. I missed the turn off from the AT to the right and followed the trail further than I should have. I realized my mistake and backtracked around the pond and onto the correct trail.
09:50 - Back in the parking lot/car.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:1758 ft / 536 m
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Low Clouds
White out
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:1758 ft / 536 m
    Distance:1.6 mi / 2.6 km
    Route:Ski area trail
    Trailhead:Saddleback Parking lot  2362 ft / 719 m
    Time Up:45 Minutes
Descent Statistics
Ascent Part of Trip: 2018-06-23 - Saddleback

Complete Trip Sequence:
1Saddleback Mountain2018-06-24
2Saddleback Mountain-The Horn2018-06-24
3Saddleback Mountain2018-06-24
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by David Darby
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