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Ascent of Mount Lowe on 2014-05-18

Climber: Larry Pitman

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Sunday, May 18, 2014
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mount Lowe
    Location:USA-California
    Elevation:5603 ft / 1707 m

Ascent Trip Report

After Mount Disappointment and Mount Markham I walked up the trail to top of Mount Lowe. Going up the trail on the east side of the peak was hot. The cool west wind was blocked and the temperatures rose above 90. The summit was littered with man made stuff including a metal bench. The hot metal bench dried off my wet shirt from the walk up. It was probably in the low 70's on top, cooled down by the west wind off the marine layer sitting over the valley. Interesting views, nice look at Mount San Antonia.
After Mount Lowe I bagged San Gabriel Peak, a nice walk up from the Markham, Lowe saddle creating an excellent 12 mile hike with 3,350 feet of elevation gain.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:1460 ft / 445 m
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Maintained Trail
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:1460 ft / 445 m
    Route:2N52 to San Gabriel Peak trail to Mount Lowe trail
    Start Trailhead:Trailhead 2N52  4143 ft / 1262 m
Descent Statistics



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