Ascent of Cerro Kenton on 2015-12-30
|Others in Party:||Aidan Barlow|
|Date:||Wednesday, December 30, 2015|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Elevation:||787 ft / 239 m|
Ascent Trip ReportCerro Kenton is the highest of 11 volcanoes in the San Quintín volcanic field of Baja California. Becca and I were on a road trip to Baja with the boys and decided to enjoy a hike in the San Quintín area where we stayed for one night. To get to this peak, turn west on the dirt road just south of the 67th infantry compound along Hwy 1 in Lazaro Cardenas. This road splits after it goes due west then southwest for a while out of town. The right fork goes elsewhere and the left fork eventually turns south as it curves around the west side of the bay. There is a poor dirt road leading west from the main road to a cattle gate. We parked along this road, off the main road, but before the cattle fence. When driving, just aim for the highest volcano with antenna junk on top of it. Any passenger car can get to the intersection of the main dirt road and the poor dirt road. In fact, the Yaris drove this same road in 2012 when I was on a non-peakbagging exploration trip exploring the Baja coast.
We let ourselves through the cattle fence (locked, so we had to lift up the wooden posts) and headed up the road to the antennas. Easy hike and the boys enjoyed it! The highest ground is outside of the antenna farm and appears to be a boulder a few meters west of the fence. Shockingly, we were not the only party on the mountain. A local family had hiked up before us and was enjoying the views from the summit when we arrived!
|Summary Total Data|
| Total Elevation Gain:||717 ft / 218 m|
| Route Conditions:||Road Hike|
| Gain on way in:||717 ft / 218 m|
| Route:||Service Rd|
| Start Trailhead:||70 ft / 21 m|
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