Ascent of Old Man Mountain on 2021-02-21

Climber: Mike Maki

Others in Party:Mary Maki -- Trip Report or GPS Track
----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Sunday, February 21, 2021
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Old Man Mountain
    Elevation:5538 ft / 1687 m

Ascent Trip Report

This is quite a haul but it's mostly dirt road so you can cover the miles at your pace. Started from Matilija Trailhead. About a dozen cars parked there. I didn't pay too much attention to the previous GPX tracks and as a result we bagged the unnamed and unmarked peak southeast first. It was not until I checked my GPS and realized we were not on Old Man. Not to worry though it it actually a very nice and worthy peak. Even has a 22 year old register. It's quite an easy scramble over to Old Man from this peak. Actually a bit of an easier climb. The route down is a little difficult to follow but there are a few cairns marking the way. Avoid the poodle dog bush. Then it was back on the road and over to Monte Arido. Not much to describe for Arido except it has a very broad summit with great views all around. From there it was the long 12 mile haul back. A couple of little uphill sections on the way back but for the most part it's a nice grade back to the trailhead. Aside from the couple we saw in the first mile, we didn't see another person all day long. The last couple of miles were in the dark with a half moon illuminating our walk out. Didn't even need our headlamps. 24.5 miles and 11 hours. Some pics.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:4020 ft / 1225 m
    Total Elevation Loss:541 ft / 164 m
    Round-Trip Distance:9.5 mi / 15.3 km
    Quality:5 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Unmaintained Trail, Open Country
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:4020 ft / 1225 m
    Distance:8.9 mi / 14.3 km
    Route:Murietta Cyn
    Start Trailhead:Matilija Cyn  1518 ft / 462 m
    Time:4 Hours 
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:541 ft / 164 m
    Distance:0.6 mi / 1 km
    Route:Murietta Cyn
    End Trailhead:Matilija Cyn  4997 ft / 1523 m
    Time:30 Minutes
Ascent Part of Trip: Old Man

Complete Trip Sequence:
1Old Man Mountain2021-02-214020 ft / 1225 m
2Monte Arido2021-02-211013 ft / 309 m
Total Trip Gain: 5033 ft / 1534 m    Total Trip Loss: 5028 ft / 1533 m
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Mike Maki
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