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Ascent of Middle Summit on 2018-12-19

Climber: Jeffrey Swain

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Wednesday, December 19, 2018
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Middle Summit
    Location:USA-California
    Elevation:2573 ft / 784 m

Ascent Trip Report

Trailhead is at Iron Mountain Trailhead. I followed the Iron Mountain Trail up to the saddle, taking a moment to explore some minor bumps and also the Helipad. From the helipad, I returned to the Saddle, took a left and scrambled up the mountain following meandering goat paths. After a scramble, minor bushwhack and a little boulder hopping, I reached Iron View Top and the top of Middle Summit, and explored the various rockpiles. From Middle Summit, I saw a deer running up to Iron View Summit. I descended the north side of the mountain. I found the two nearest peaks, Ramona Overlook and Ramona Overlook Peak were marked closed for Raptor Breeding Season. I followed a trail roughly clockwise around the base of the mountain with many switchbacks until I came to the saddle and proceeded down the the parking area and trail.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:1031 ft / 314 m
    Total Elevation Loss:1031 ft / 314 m
    Round-Trip Distance:5.3 mi / 8.4 km
    Grade/Class:3
    Quality:4 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Open Country, Bushwhack
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Clear
Warm and sunny
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:1031 ft / 314 m
    Distance:2.6 mi / 4.2 km
    Route:Iron Mountain Trail and Cross Country
    Start Trailhead:Iron Mountain Trailhead  1542 ft / 470 m
    Time:3 Hours 13 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:1031 ft / 314 m
    Distance:2.6 mi / 4.2 km
    Route:Cross Country and Iron Mountain Trail
    End Trailhead:Iron Mountain Trailhead  1542 ft / 470 m
    Time:3 Hours 13 Minutes
Ascent Part of Trip: Middle Summit

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDateGain
2Middle Summit2018-12-191031 ft / 314 m
Total Trip Gain: 1031 ft / 314 m    Total Trip Loss: 1031 ft / 314 m
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip


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