Ascent of Peak 1116 on 2019-06-09

Climber: Jeffrey Swain

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Sunday, June 9, 2019
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Peak 1116
    Elevation:1116 ft / 340 m

Ascent Trip Report

Trailhead is at the intersection Arroyo Vista and Paraiso in Rancho Santa Margarita. This is a residential area on one side with an extension of O'Niel County Park. A network of trails emanates at O'Niell Park in Orange County and extends through Trabuco Canyons. Worth noting that the Gaia map does not reflect the residential development.

It was a warm day and I got a late start. The trail is a combination of paved road, dirt road, bike trail, and cross country. This trip was more of a weed-whack than a bushwhack . The grasses were thigh-high and the fox tails will stick to your socks. Spoiler alert: Wear the long pants and gaiters. Route was a meandering combination trails culminating in a steep ascent to the ridge. I counted four peaks on the ridge.

I bean with the one with the cell tower, but it was not Peak 1116. There was another peak to the north, but it was overgrown with grasses and I had enough fox tails stuck in my socks. The next peak to the south was Peak 1116, accessible by road. I found no benchmark, no marker, no geocache. Next stop was the water tower, residential patio, a porta potty, and a gate leading to Caminito Altozano and Caminito Altura. I followed residential streets back to the trailhead.

Pictures posted on Facebook.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:332 ft / 101 m
    Total Elevation Loss:332 ft / 101 m
    Round-Trip Distance:3.4 mi / 5.5 km
    Quality:3 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Open Country, Bushwhack
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:Hot, Calm, Clear
Hot and clear.
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:332 ft / 101 m
    Distance:1.7 mi / 2.7 km
    Route:O'Neill Park trails
    Start Trailhead:Arroyo Vista and Paraiso  784 ft / 238 m
    Time:1 Hours 32 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:332 ft / 101 m
    Distance:1.7 mi / 2.7 km
    Route:Residential Streets
    End Trailhead:Arroyo Vista and Paraiso  784 ft / 238 m
    Time:1 Hours 32 Minutes
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Jeffrey Swain
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