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Ascent of Borrego Mountain on 2015-10-24

Climber: Ginger Partyka

Date:Saturday, October 24, 2015
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Borrego Mountain
    Location:USA-California
    Elevation:1207 ft / 367 m

Ascent Trip Report

Spent most of the trip wandering through the slot canyons prior to hiking Borrego. Both Borrego Peak and The Slot start from the same parking lot. Just typed "The Slot" into google maps to get me to the trail head, and that worked out just fine. There is a dirt road that you have to drive on for a couple miles to reach the parking lot, but the road is in good condition, and normal cars should have no trouble. The peak itself was a quick get even on a hotish (90 degree) day. Mostly rocks at the top and less of the cactus issues I've seen at other Anza peaks. The use trail is almost good enough to follow without a backup GPS, but I brought it anyway which helped make sure I got the right peak since there are a number of false peaks right at the top that look really close in height.
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Picture of Borrego Mountain Peak from just below the summit (2015-10-24). Photo by Ginger Partyka.
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Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:391 ft / 119 m
    Grade/Class:2
    Route Conditions:
Unmaintained Trail
    Weather:90 degrees
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:391 ft / 119 m
    Start Trailhead:816 ft / 248 m
    Time:40 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Time:37 Minutes



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