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Ascent of Mount Lukens on 2014-10-22

Climber: Trevor Kent

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Mount Lukens
    Location:USA-California
    Elevation:5074 ft / 1546 m

Ascent Trip Report

NOTE: THERE WAS A MOUNTAIN LION SPOTTING September 11, 2014.

12:47pm start @ Deukmejian Wilderness Park
12:50pm Marker 1 Junction vineyard Trail
12:53pm Marker 2 Mount Lukens Sign, go left
1:00pm Marker 5 Junction: Rim Of The Valley Trail & Le Mesnager Loop Trail, .58 Miles
1:06pm Marker 6 Water?! .75 Miles
1:11pm Marker 7 Herd Path Goes Left, Trail Goes Right
1:29pm little bump
1:33pm bigger bump
1:37pm junction
2:03pm top of ridge line by cable line sign
2:08pm rejoined trail

Break

2:38pm Junction With sign saying 2N76B
2:45pm summit

3:00pm left summit
3:20pm junction with 2N76C
3:33pm rocks seeming to direct me right
3:46pm circle walled shelter
4:10pm junction, vineyard trail, crescenta view trail,
4:14pm take vineyard trail past old swing set
4:20pm TH

Total mileage: 10
Total time: 3:33 with breaks

I did this hike as a loop. I only saw a few people close to the TH. Great views north from the summit once you get pasted ball the radio towers. I couldn't find any benchmarks or registers.

I followed a few ridge lines to avoid huge switch backs.

My 4th Sierra Club Hundred Peaks Section
My 77th mountain this year.
My 76th "new" mountain that I've never hiked before for me of the year 2014.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:2734 ft / 833 m
    Total Elevation Loss:2734 ft / 833 m
    Round-Trip Distance:10 mi / 16.1 km
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Bushwhack, Scramble
    Weather:Hot, Calm, Clear
89F and sunny
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:2734 ft / 833 m
    Distance:6 mi / 9.7 km
    Route:Rim of the Valley Trail > Haines Canyon Trail
    Start Trailhead:Deukmejian Wilderness Park  2340 ft / 713 m
    Time:0 Days 1 Hours 58 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:2734 ft / 833 m
    Distance:4 mi / 6.4 km
    Route:Mt Lukens Rd > Vineyard Trail > Crescenta View Tr
    End Trailhead:Deukmejian Wilderness Park  2340 ft / 713 m
    Time:0 Days 1 Hours 20 Minutes



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