Ascent of Cowles Mountain on 2011-03-03

Climber: James Barlow

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Thursday, March 3, 2011
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Cowles Mountain
    Elevation:1591 ft / 484 m

Ascent Trip Report

Got good gouge on the better trails up this one from the guy at the Mission Trails Regional Park Visitor Center. Basically, if you want a decent hike, DO NOT take the trail from the corner of Navajo and Golfcrest. It's extremely crowded, even on a Thursday. Take the trails up from Santee or Barker Way. I only saw 5 or 6 people going up from Barker until that trail intersects with the main trail. Once on the main trail, I encountered at least 20 people. Good views from the top. It took me 30 minutes from Barker Way, so an easy hike.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:851 ft / 259 m
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:851 ft / 259 m
    Route:Barker Trail
    Start Trailhead:740 ft / 225 m
Descent Statistics
Ascent Part of Trip: MTRP2

Complete Trip Sequence:
1Cowles Mountain2011-03-03 a851 ft / 259 m
2Pyles Peak2011-03-03 b970 ft / 296 m
Total Trip Gain: 1821 ft / 555 m    Total Trip Loss: 811 ft / 247 m

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