Ascent of Cowles Mountain on 2008-07-19

Climber: Brian Brigham

Others in Party:Lindsey
Date:Saturday, July 19, 2008
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Cowles Mountain
    Elevation:1591 ft / 484 m

Ascent Trip Report

We started the hike up Cowles Mountain at 6:15 p.m. to avoid the hottest part of the day. I would recommend leaving even later to perhaps catch sunset while on top. We were up and back down in an hour and some change. Though this hike is the most crowed one I have so far experienced in San Diego the great views make well worth the effort. Even though it was quite hazy the peak still afforded excellent views of Lake Murray, Mission Valley, La Mesa/SDSU, Santee, Lakeside, and a sliver of the Pacific Ocean.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:933 ft / 284 m
    Round-Trip Distance:3 mi / 4.8 km
    Route:Cowles Mountain - South Approach
    Trailhead:Cowles Mountain Trailhead  658 ft / 200 m
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Weather:Pleasant, Breezy, Overcast
Ascent Statistics
    Time:0 Days 0 Hours 35 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Time:0 Days 0 Hours 30 Minutes

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