Ascent of Ghost Mountain on 2020-12-19

Climber: Coby King

Others in Party:Abby King
Date:Saturday, December 19, 2020
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Ghost Mountain
    Elevation:3400 ft / 1036 m

Ascent Trip Report

I persuaded Abby to join me for an 8-hour round-trip drive for a couple of small hikes on the outskirts of Anza Borrego SP. Because of the short length of the hikes, I brought the now elderly dogs, Sierra (almost 15) and Nevada (13). Previous reports will get you to the Marshall South trailhead after driving through the Blair Valley campground.

The hike to the South ruins is moderately steep but very straightforward with good trail. After the ruins (which are pretty ruined), it's find a path through the cholla, yuccas, and other assorted desert plants. Sometimes there's a "trail," sometimes not. There's a fun little boulder climb at the end, with the register container on top.

LPC # 72.

After returning to the car we drove over to the HPS Whale Route 1 trailhead and did the easy walk to the impressive petroglyphs. And then the long drive back to the west San Fernando Valley.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:642 ft / 195 m
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Open Country
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:642 ft / 195 m
    Distance:2.6 mi / 4.2 km
    Start Trailhead:2758 ft / 840 m
Descent Statistics
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Coby King
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