Ascent of Mount La Tuna on 2014-03-15

Climber: Trevor Kent

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Saturday, March 15, 2014
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Start at Home
Peak:Mount La Tuna
    Elevation:1720 ft / 524 m

Ascent Trip Report

Starting at the Marriot Hotel in Burbank I ran to Villa Cabrini Park (2.9 miles after going to Shadyspring Ave and Shady Cove Dr). From there I ran till I reached the trail where I walked while looking out for rattle snakes. I did see a snake in the bushes but I'm not sure as to what kind of snake it was.I took in all the views and soaked in the suns rays till I reached the dirt road (Chandler Fire Road).

From here I started running again till I and went around the back side of the summit hoping to continue my run and avoid a steep pitch (the back side is less steep) and I continued my run till I reached the summit marker. I then ran down the steep section and the dirt road (Chandler Fire Road). The first person I saw was at the intersection and asked for directions back to the hotel. I took the (Chandler Fire Road) down till I reached a yellow gate on Edmore Pl, took two lefts and made it down Hollywood Way (2.5 miles of road back to the Hotel).

Estimated additional mile of trails each way.

Start Point: Los Angeles Marriott Burbank Airport, North Hollywood Way, Burbank, CA

5/50 new mountains for 2014.
Summary Total Data
    Round-Trip Distance:7.4 mi / 11.9 km
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Maintained Trail
    Weather:Hot, Calm, Clear
Beautiful hot day with a slight breeze.
Ascent Statistics
    Distance:3.9 mi / 6.3 km
    Route:Villa Cabrini Park trails
    Start Trailhead:Los Angeles Marriott Burbank Airport Hotel to Vill  
    Time:0 Days 1 Hours 0 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Distance:3.5 mi / 5.6 km
    Route:Chandler Fire Road
    End Trailhead:Los Angeles Marriott Burbank Airport Hotel via   
    Time:0 Days 0 Hours 30 Minutes

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