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Ascent of Montara Mountain on 2016-08-19

Climber: Rick Peterson

Date:Friday, August 19, 2016
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:4x4 Vehicle
Peak:Montara Mountain
    Location:USA-California
    Elevation:1898 ft / 578 m

Ascent Trip Report

I started at the San Pedro Valley park campground, $6 to park. Montara Mountain trail is a broad path with mileposts until you leave the park. There is a disconcerting sign as you leave the park saying that the gates close at 5, it was 4:30. Since I remembered a sign at the parking lot saying closing time was 8:30 I kept going. I think that the closing time must be earlier in the winter and they don't change the sign. The lot was still open when I returned so no problem. At the top of the trail is a fire road coming up from the west which leads to the summit. Great views of the ocean and incoming fog. This was the largest vertical that I have carried my daughter Maria up.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:1650 ft / 502 m
    Round-Trip Distance:7 mi / 11.3 km
    Route:Montara Mountain Trail
    Trailhead:San Pedro Valley Park  248 ft / 75 m
    Grade/Class:Class 1
    Quality:4 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Maintained Trail
    Weather:Pleasant, Breezy, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Time:2 Hours 0 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Time:1 Hours 



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