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Ascent of Sandstone Peak on 2014-05-11

Climber: Audrey Morris

Others in Party:the fam! hubby and boys 11 and 14
Date:Sunday, May 11, 2014
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Sandstone Peak
    Location:USA-California
    Elevation:3111 ft / 948 m

Ascent Trip Report

Perfect weather for a hike, and it's Mother's Day so hiking is always my first choice (unless it's 90°). 68°F, a bit windy--but not too much. Did the Sandstone Trailhead to Mishe Mokwe Trail (to Split Rock), to Backbone Trail, the side trail up to the peak, and back to the parking lot. Mishe Mokwe is my new favorite local trail--and Split Rock is great, perfect spot for lunch.

The trail downhill form Sandstone Peak to the parking lot is the hardest part. My calves and Achilles tendons will be hurting tomorrow!

Approx 5.99 mi round trip in 3:13 (timer paused for lunch). Endomondo had major issues tracking this hike, but their snap-to-road feature worked on the trails.

Lots of wildflowers and birds, even at 11am.
Summary Total Data
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Scramble
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:Pleasant, Windy, Partly Cloudy
sunny but hazy



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