Ascent of Peak 5444 ft. on 2016-07-08

Climber: Jim Wick

Others in Party:Larry Edmonds
----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Friday, July 8, 2016
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Peak 5444 ft.
    Elevation:5444 ft / 1659 m

Ascent Trip Report

Parked just off the Sunrise Highway at the Lucky 5 Ranch gate. Proceeded towards the peak initially along the CA Riding & Hiking Trail. About 100 yards after a large post (left side), we started cross country straight towards the peak. From the trail, it looks like heavy brush. There are sections of the hillside that had thick brush. However we easily avoided those, and stayed with the shin high or lower brush. Lots of use (game) trails just to traverse side to side. Summit has some large boulders which are easily climbed. We left a register atop the summit boulder; after signing it of course. Great views in every direction. We returned the same route of the ascent.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:466 ft / 142 m
    Round-Trip Distance:1 mi / 1.6 km
    Trailhead:Sunrise Highway @ Lucky Ranch  4978 ft / 1517 m
    Quality:3 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Open Country, Bushwhack
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:Hot, Breezy, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Time:44 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Time:23 Minutes
Ascent Part of Trip: Cuyamaca Quad 2016 (0 nights total away from roads)

Complete Trip Sequence:
1Peak 5300 ft.2016-07-08554 ft / 169 m
2Peak 51172016-07-081127 ft / 344 m
3Peak 5444 ft.2016-07-08466 ft / 142 m
4Julian Ridge Benchmark2016-07-08421 ft / 128 m
5Inspiration Point2016-07-0810 ft / 3 m
Total Trip Gain: 2578 ft / 786 m    Total Trip Loss: 2578 ft / 786 m
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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