Ascent of Winston Ridge on 2013-11-03
|Other People:||Solo Ascent|
Only Party on Mountain
|Date:||Sunday, November 3, 2013|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Motorized Transport to Trailhead:||Car|
| Elevation:||7003 ft / 2134 m|
Ascent Trip ReportAfter 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|
| 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:
Total Trip Gain: 1318 ft / 401 m Total Trip Loss: 1314 ft / 400 m
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