Ascent of Airplane Ridge on 2014-03-31

Climber: David Comerzan

Date:Monday, March 31, 2014
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Airplane Ridge
    Elevation:5000 ft / 1524 m

Ascent Trip Report

Scheduled hike with George Christiansen as co-leader. Joining us was Lewis Hoffman, Miriam Khamis and Winnette Butler. This was an explorer route for me. The Green Valley campground was closed so we had to park about 1 mile from the entrance. Parked just pass a bridge on 79. Walked back over bridge to the 79 connector trail to West Side trail. Took it to West Mesa Monument trail to West Mesa Fire trail to Burnt Pine trail for road to Cuyamaca. On the way up picked up Japacha, a San Diego peak. Where the Burnt Pine trail takes a sharp turn to the right, follow a poor use trail about a 1/10th mile to peak. Also, went over Airplane Ridge on way up. Came down same way.
9:10 am Depart. 4000’
9:55 am Airplane Ridge. 5000’+
11:50 am Japacha. 5825’ 5.42 miles, 1724’
1:15 pm Cuyamaca. 6512’. 7.7 miles, 2549’
4:05 pm Car. 14 miles rt, 2854’, 6 hours, 55 minutes.
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