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Ascent of False Sombrero Peak on 2019-02-03

Climber: Ginger Partyka

Others in Party:Gary Johnston
Date:Sunday, February 3, 2019
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:False Sombrero Peak
    Location:USA-California
    Elevation:3463 ft / 1055 m

Ascent Trip Report

I've been wanting to grab False Sombrero from McCain Valley ever since I hiked Sombrero and enjoyed the terrain.

We started from Cottonwood Campground. The trip starts briefly on a hiking trail which then becomes a dirt road, but the route is primarily open country. There was significant brush for about the first half of the hike, but once we got to the final ridgeline for False Sombrero, the vegetation was less dense, and we were able to hike quickly. The view from along the ridgeline down into Anza Borrego is a great part of the hike.

The peak is much lower in elevation from the start.

14 Miles
7 Hours
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:845 ft / 257 m
    Total Elevation Loss:845 ft / 257 m
    Route Conditions:
Open Country, Bushwhack
Descent (To Destination) Statistics
    Loss on way in:845 ft / 257 m
    Start Trailhead:4308 ft / 1313 m
    Time:3 Hours 30 Minutes
Ascent (From Destination) Statistics
    Gain on way out:845 ft / 257 m
    Distance:7 mi / 11.3 km
    End Trailhead:4308 ft / 1313 m
    Time:3 Hours 30 Minutes
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip


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