Ascent of Sawtooth Mountain on 2019-08-01

Climber: Aaron Kissel

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Thursday, August 1, 2019
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Sawtooth Mountain
    Elevation:5200 ft / 1584 m

Ascent Trip Report

Probably my least favorite hike in Southern California. I went on a day where it was 90 degrees (my fault) but also it is steep/slippery on the firebreak trail. Additionally, I encountered rattlesnakes twice on the trail and was lucky to not get bit because the snakes easily could've had reason to given how close I accidentally stepped. There is no shade, no greenery besides tiny shrubs, lots of poodle dog bush, and no great views (compared to Burnt Mountain next door). Unless you have some specific reason to hit this peak, I would advise spending your time elsewhere.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:2159 ft / 658 m
    Total Elevation Loss:2159 ft / 658 m
    Round-Trip Distance:8.1 mi / 13 km
    Quality:1 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Unmaintained Trail, Bushwhack
    Gear Used:
    Weather:Hot, Calm, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:2159 ft / 658 m
    Distance:4.2 mi / 6.8 km
    Route:Fire break
    Start Trailhead:3041 ft / 926 m
    Time:1 Hours 19 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:2159 ft / 658 m
    Distance:3.9 mi / 6.2 km
    Route:Fire Break
    End Trailhead:3041 ft / 926 m
    Time:1 Hours 18 Minutes

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