Ascent of Agua Tibia Mountain on 2020-05-23

Climber: Michael Sullivan

Others in Party:Shelly Britton
----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Saturday, May 23, 2020
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Agua Tibia Mountain
    Elevation:4779 ft / 1456 m

Ascent Trip Report

Distance: 17.0 miles
Elevation gain/loss: 3593 ft / 3576 ft
Moving time: 7:13
Moving speed: 2.4 mph

Many many thanks to Kelley and Greg for their hard effort and fantastic job of trimming the unyielding and ever wildly growing trail. Cheers! Applause! You're Awesome!

We had chosen a cool cloudy day several weeks ago to hike this but it was the first weekend Dripping Springs was closed due to Covid-19. This time would be warmer but
still only about 62 on the summit. We lost contact with most other hikers after about 4 miles in. On the summit we found the Triangulation Station mark with the register,
and found both Reference marks intact too. Climbed the fun class 3 summit block behind the big Coulter pine. Our return hike was mostly non-stop since we took almost all
our wildflower, insect, and lizard photos on the ascent. About 20 instances of poison oak encroaching on the trail. Though careful, I touched it with my right pinky and
left calf, let you know in a week if I got it. Since we spent lots of time taking photos, my track had too many points, so this is a filtered version attached. Correct stats above.

Wildflowers/plants/trees we saw: sweet pea, common phacelia, deerweed, chapparal beard-tongue, morning glory, wide throat monkeyflower, yellow pincushion, buckwheat, pearly everlasting, lupine, salmon
monkeyflower, scarlet monkeyflower, gooseberry flowered fuschia, blue dicks, golden yarrow, blue larkspur, scarlet buglar, milkweed, yerba santa, black sage, white sage, silver puffs, chia, chamise, ceanothus, splendid mariposa lily, silver leaf lotus, clematis, wild cucumber, peonies (gone by), wooly blue curls, penstemon, primrose, purple nightshade, our lord's candle, purple leaf daisy, indian pink, canterbury bells, wishbone bush.
Manzanita, redshank, lilacs, lemonade berry, feather grass, poison oak, basket bush, live oaks, sycamores, coulter pines.

Summary Total Data
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Scramble
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

 GPS Waypoints - Hover or click to see name and lat/long
Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Michael Sullivan
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