Ascent of Hill 684 on 2020-09-02
|Others in Party:||Susan Stenstadvold Chapman|
----Only Party on Mountain
|Date:||Wednesday, September 2, 2020|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Motorized Transport to Trailhead:||Car|
| Elevation:||684 ft / 208 m|
Ascent Trip ReportTrailhead was at the Lake Hodges Visitor Center. Lake Hodges is a reservoir for the City of San Diego and is open for fishing a couple of days a week. Parking lot was closed but there is some street parking and a small parking lot next to the Bait Shop. A kiosk marks the connection to the San Dieguito River Trail.
The River Trail follows the shoreline of Lake Hodges. At some arbitrary point, we turned up the mountain and followed a series of unmarked goat paths towards another minor peak, then followed the ridge to 684. Minor bushwhacking is inevitable. The trail is more clearly marked between the minor peak and 684. Peak 684 seems to be often visited by locals, who have left lawn chairs for permanent usage. View of Lake Hodges are spectacular. We followed a well-worn path, hoping it would take us down a less sketchy path to Lake Hodges. Instead it led us into a residential neighborhood on Skyhawk Drive. This will be useful information if I ever make that hike from Felicita to Hill 506.
We called an Uber and returned to the car.
|Summary Total Data|
| Total Elevation Gain:||351 ft / 106 m|
| Total Elevation Loss:||39 ft / 11 m|
| Round-Trip Distance:||2 mi / 3.2 km|
| Quality:||2 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)|
| Route Conditions:||Road Hike, Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Open Country, Bushwhack|
| Gear Used:||Ski Poles|
| Weather:||Pleasant, Calm, Clear|
Bright and sunny day.
| Gain on way in:||351 ft / 106 m|
| Distance:||1.9 mi / 3.1 km|
| Route:||Assorted goat paths|
| Start Trailhead:||Lake Hodges Visitor Center 333 ft / 101 m|
| Time:||1 Hours 30 Minutes|
| Loss on way out:||39 ft / 11 m|
| Distance:||0.1 mi / 0.2 km|
| Route:||Path leads to Skyhawk Drive|
| End Trailhead:||Skyhawk Drive 645 ft / 196 m|
| Time:||25 Minutes|
|GPS Data for Ascent/Trip|
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