Ascent of Bernardo Mountain on 2014-04-13

Climber: Jim Wick

Others in Party:Carson Wick
----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Sunday, April 13, 2014
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Bernardo Mountain
    Elevation:1150 ft / 350 m

Ascent Trip Report

This was a excellent hike that I got to enjoy with my 6 year old son. His first hike with dad. Originally the plan was for me to park on the south side of Lake Hodges and take the largest ribbon suspension bridge across; which has a decent hill to climb back to the car. But how can you say no to a son who expressed interest while heading out the door. Thus, I parked at the San Dieguito River trailhead parking lot (Sunset drive) near the I-15 off-ramp at Via Rancho Parkway just south of the North County Mall. Hike proceeds south (on the east side of I-15 until crossing under the freeway at the lake. Took the lower trail to Felicita Creek. After crossing the creek, the main traffic of hikers, runners, bikers, etc. continue along the lake (left) and the summit trail heads (right) north. About half way up, came across a snake of some kind (non rattler) that must have felt/heard my Clydesdale hiking boots and moved along in a timely fashion. Signed the register on top; the only notebook in the register container only went back a few months. On the way down, we saw a falcon and two deer.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:1135 ft / 345 m
    Extra Gain:152 ft / 46 m
    Round-Trip Distance:7.4 mi / 11.9 km
    Route:Summit Trail
    Trailhead:San Dieguito River TH on Sunset drive  319 ft / 97 m
    Quality:3 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:Pleasant, Breezy, Partly Cloudy
Ascent Statistics
    Time:1 Hours 50 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Time:1 Hours 40 Minutes
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Jim Wick
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