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Ascent of Tahquitz Peak on 2008-07-10

Climber: Don Lamp

Date:Thursday, July 10, 2008
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Tahquitz Peak
    Location:USA-California
    Elevation:8846 ft / 2696 m

Ascent Trip Report

Left our home in Idyllwild at 0700. West on Earnie Maxwell Scenic Trail to the South Ridge Trail 4.5 miles to the Lookout Tower. Met Jeffery, the volunteer lookout guy, who showed me around and encouraged me to sign up as a volunteer. Sounds fun. Then descended through Saddle Junction and down to Humber Park via The Devil's Slide Trail. Then followed Ernie Maxwell Scenic Trail 6.5 miles back home arriving at 1330. 11 miles total; 6.5 hours. Great hike!
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:3261 ft / 993 m
    Total Elevation Loss:3261 ft / 993 m
    Round-Trip Distance:11 mi / 17.7 km
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:3261 ft / 993 m
    Distance:4.5 mi / 7.2 km
    Route:South Ridge Trail
    Start Trailhead:Idyllwild  5585 ft / 1702 m
    Time:3 Hours 
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:3261 ft / 993 m
    Distance:6.5 mi / 10.5 km
    Route:Devil's Slide Trail
    End Trailhead:Idyllwild  5585 ft / 1702 m
    Time:3 Hours 30 Minutes



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