Ascent of Winston Ridge on 2013-11-03

Climber: Timothy Rosnick

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Sunday, November 3, 2013
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Winston Ridge
    Elevation:7003 ft / 2134 m

Ascent Trip Report

After hiking two and a half miles to the top of Winston Ridge in the Angeles Forest, I was treated to the leftovers of someone's party. I'm not sure why someone would go to the trouble to haul all of that beer 3 miles cross-country, but they apparently decided the empty bottles and cans were too heavy to take back with them.

I collected 19 beer cans, 7 beer bottles, and a Sierra Mist can. Apparently they had a designated hiker. Oh yes, and 2 cigarette butts. Apparently they had forgotten the 161,000 acre Station Fire that came within a couple of miles of this location just 4 years ago.

Respect the forest. There is precious little of it left in Southern California.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:487 ft / 148 m
    Total Elevation Loss:814 ft / 247 m
    Round-Trip Distance:3.2 mi / 5.2 km
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:Cool, Calm, Clear
Descent (To Destination) Statistics
    Gain on way in:487 ft / 148 m
    Loss on way in:529 ft / 161 m
    Distance:2.5 mi / 4 km
    Route:PCT/Use Trail
    Start Trailhead:Cloudburst Summit  7045 ft / 2147 m
    Time:1 Hours 13 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:285 ft / 86 m
    Distance:0.7 mi / 1.1 km
    Route:Use Trail
    End Trailhead:Saddle below Winston Ridge  6718 ft / 2047 m
    Time:34 Minutes
Ascent Part of Trip: Wiston Ridge/Peak 110313

Complete Trip Sequence:
1Winston Ridge2013-11-03487 ft / 148 m
2Winston Peak2013-11-03831 ft / 253 m
Total Trip Gain: 1318 ft / 401 m    Total Trip Loss: 1314 ft / 400 m

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