Ascent of Mount Lukens on 2021-10-01

Climber: Richard Passmore

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Friday, October 1, 2021
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Mount Lukens
    Elevation:5074 ft / 1546 m

Ascent Trip Report

Hikes to the highest elevation in the City of Los Angeles today. Started out on the Dark Canyon Trail, at elevation 2,807, which is very shady and covered by trees and shrubs. Afterwards, I made my way to the Grizzly Flats Trail and took the fire road up. At the lower elevation, the road is pretty shaded, but once you make it to the south facing slopes, It is more exposed. That being said, south facing slopes were much more warm than the north facing slopes. Once on Mt Lukens Road, you have beautiful views of the LA Basin. I started at 1pm (not my usual style), but was able to make it back to the car before it was dark. Weather was pleasant.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:2318 ft / 706 m
    Round-Trip Distance:11.8 mi / 19 km
    Route:Dark Canyon/Grizzy Flat/Mt Lukens Rd
    Trailhead:Dark Canyon TH/Angeles Creast Hwy  2756 ft / 840 m
    Quality:5 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Clear
Warm on the south slopes, cool on the north slopes
Ascent Statistics
    Time:2 Hours 11 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Time:2 Hours 2 Minutes
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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