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Ascent of Liebre Mountain on 2015-03-14

Climber: Mark Lyons

Date:Saturday, March 14, 2015
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Liebre Mountain
    Location:USA-California
    Elevation:5760 ft / 1755 m

Ascent Trip Report

With a heat wave heating SoCal this weekend, I sought out the coolest area in striking distance that I could find: Palmdale. I started with Liebre, a bit further east, then drove (a bit more than I had anticipated) toward Palmdale to get Mount McDill.

Liebre was a lovely hike. Plenty of green, plenty of shade, nice views of poppies blooming in Antelope Valley. I only saw one other hiker (and one deer).

The short dirt road to the trailhead is a bit gnarly, but my Honda Accord made it just fine. Alternatively, one could drive just a teeny bit farther east on N2 (Pine Canyon Road. Where the road makes a sharp turn, there's a nice wide shoulder to park on. This would only add a few more minutes of hiking time, for the short walk back to the trailhead.
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