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Ascent of Frankish Peak on 2019-01-19

Climber: Mike Maki

Others in Party:Mary Maki -- Trip Report or GPS Track
----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Saturday, January 19, 2019
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Frankish Peak
    Location:USA-California
    Elevation:4198 ft / 1279 m

Ascent Trip Report

This trip report covers Stoddard and Frankish. Started about 8:00a at the lower Mt Baldy Wilderness Preserve parking area. Started the hike in two layers and knit cap. It was a chilly morning. Made to Stoddard Flats about 9:00 after getting a little off track in the cabins. Barrett Stoddard Road is wide, well graded, and clear. There were two other parties about to head up the use trail to Stoddard when we arrived. We got to Stoddard about 9:30 and back to the Flats about 10:00. The use trail to Stoddard is easy to follow and not to brushy. Continuing along and down Barrett Stoddard Road, still wide, well graded, and clear we decided to take the old fire break shortcut to Frankish where the road starts to climb and intersects with West Cucamonga Truck Tr. The fire break at first appears to be quite brushy but gets clearer and easier to follow as you climb. We were on to of Frankish about 11:45 and started heading back at noon. Beautiful clear day. Could see San Clemente Island and downtown skyline of Irvine. On the way back we decided to take the road instead of the firebreak back. The road is a bit brushy in spots for for the most part open and easy to follow. Near the bottom is a nice chaparral tunnel for a few hundred yards. The Barrett Stoddard Rd is a nice gentle grade to climb back up. We were back at the car at 3:00. Note that the GPX file here is a map trace for reference, not actual track.
Summary Total Data
    Round-Trip Distance:12.5 mi / 20.1 km
    Quality:4 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Unmaintained Trail
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Distance:6.5 mi / 10.5 km
    Route:Barrett Stoddard Rd
    Time:3 Hours 45 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Distance:6 mi / 9.7 km
    Time:3 Hours 
Ascent Part of Trip: Stoddard-Frankish

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDateGain
1Stoddard Peak2019-01-19 
2Frankish Peak2019-01-19 
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip


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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Mike Maki
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