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Ascent of Mount Lawlor on 2020-01-06

Climber: Scott Sharaga

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Monday, January 6, 2020
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Mount Lawlor
    Location:USA-California
    Elevation:5957 ft / 1815 m

Ascent Trip Report

It was an unusually warm January day (60s), so I figured some of the snow in the San Gabriels would have melted. The hike on the Strawberry Peak trail is pretty easy. At the saddle between Strawberry and Lawlor, I left the main trail and followed a use trail to the summit of Lawlor. There was plenty of snow in the shaded portions of the climb, making some parts slightly treacherous. Followed someone else's postholes on the way up. Had to do some minor scrambling on the snowy and rocky parts. Clear air provided wide visibility from San Nicolas Island to Mount San Jacinto.
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Mt. Lawlor as seen through a rock arch on its west ridge (2020-01-06). Photo by Scott Sharaga.
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Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:1357 ft / 413 m
    Round-Trip Distance:6 mi / 9.7 km
    Route:Strawberry Peak trail, use trail
    Trailhead:Red Box trailhead  4600 ft / 1402 m
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Snow on Ground, Scramble
    Weather:Cool, Breezy, Clear



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