Ascent of Mount Hopkins on 2020-12-03

Climber: Paul McClellan

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Thursday, December 3, 2020
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mount Hopkins
    Elevation:8550 ft / 2606 m

Ascent Trip Report

I had not done my homework and did not know that due to the Covid pandemic "There is NO PUBLIC ACCESS to the Observatory past the gate at the 12km mark. No hikers, cyclists, or public vehicles allowed past this point".

Hiked up the Old Baldy, Vault Mine, and Agua Caliente Trails, up the East Ridge on an unmaintained trail, and then to the summit on the road. Returned via the road and East Ridge, then onto the Agua Caliente, Carrie Nation and Old Baldy Trails.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:3982 ft / 1213 m
    Total Elevation Loss:3982 ft / 1213 m
    Round-Trip Distance:9.4 mi / 15.1 km
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:3882 ft / 1183 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 3150 ft / 961 m; Extra: 732 ft / 223m
    Loss on way in:732 ft / 223 m
    Distance:5.2 mi / 8.4 km
    Route:Trails, E Ridge, Road
    Start Trailhead:Old Baldy TH  5400 ft / 1645 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:3250 ft / 990 m
        Loss Breakdown:Net: 3150 ft / 961 m; Extra: 100 ft / 30m
    Gain on way out:100 ft / 30 m
    Distance:4.2 mi / 6.8 km
    Route:Trails, E Ridge, Road
    End Trailhead:Old Baldy TH  5400 ft / 1645 m
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Paul McClellan
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