Ascent of Little Iron Mountain on 2018-11-14

Climber: Jeffrey Swain

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Wednesday, November 14, 2018
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Little Iron Mountain
    Elevation:2425 ft / 739 m

Ascent Trip Report

Trailhead is at the intersection of Poway Road and Highway 67.

A perfect day for hiking. A bit breezy, but warm and bright. Excellent visibility. This hike took in the peak of Iron Mountain and a lesser peak, and 2430. Fortunately, my Gaia track shows both peaks, however, I ran out of power once I reached Little Iron Mountain aka Peak 2430. Lots of friendly people today. No dogs.

A new feature has been added to the top of Iron Mountain. A pipe has been attached to a rotating dial which indicates direction. You can point the dial toward any object on the horizon and view it through the pipe. The brass telescope remains, also. It looks like Poway Parks has done an excellent cleaning of the area, installing the viewer, and removing trash and debris. I hope people will learn that orange peels are not biodegradable.

Little Iron Mountaina aka Peak 2430 is a charming little scramble and minor bushwhack. It is so close to the trail, it's a wonder I haven't climbed it before. I may have to do it again, just to get a complete track.

Stats below are guesstimates, based on the first half of my ascent. You will also note on the map, a straight line between Peak 2430 and my car. This reflects the power loss at the peak, and plugging into my car at the trailhead.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:1034 ft / 315 m
    Round-Trip Distance:6 mi / 9.7 km
    Route:Iron Mountain Trail
    Trailhead:Iron Mountain Trailhead  1391 ft / 423 m
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Open Country, Bushwhack
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:Pleasant, Breezy, Clear
Warm, sunny, windy, and clear.
Ascent Statistics
    Time:2 Hours 
Descent Statistics
    Time:2 Hours 
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

 GPS Waypoints - Hover or click to see name and lat/long
Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Jeffrey Swain
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