Ascent of Hot Springs Mountain on 2016-12-31

Climber: Mat Kelliher

Others in Party:Tanya Roton
. Maya
Winnette Butler -- Trip Report or GPS Track
The Colonel Butler
Chris Spisak -- Trip Report or GPS Track
Michael Dillenback -- Trip Report or GPS Track
Date:Saturday, December 31, 2016
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Hot Springs Mountain
    Elevation:6533 ft / 1991 m

Ascent Trip Report

***Sierra Club Outing***
led by Mat Kelliher, May Tang, Chris Spisak, Lilly Fukui, Winnette Butler, Mike Dillenback, Bill Simpson, Virginia Simpson, Jimmy Quan

Year end trip up to the high point of San Diego County to bag the newest addition to the HPS List. We were charged $25 per vehicle at the guard shack to drive up Hot Springs Mtn Road (all vehicles were required to be 4WD); started driving through snowy patches a couple of miles up, got a vehicle stuck in the snow a little further up, then a fallen tree across the road that blocked further vehicular access at 5.7 miles forced us to walk the remaining 1.75 miles to the parking area near the lookout, then another 0.25 miles on use trail to the summit. Fun little class 3 scramble up the summit block. We were totally in cloud, so no views were to be seen. Light rain and in cloud for the entire 2 hours we were out of our cars.

Fun trip, good peak, long drive and pricey, but on a nice day it would be good if the nearby Peak 6400 and Corral BM were added to the trip.

Joining in on this one were:

Tanya Roton
May Tang
Jimmy Quan
Dave Endres
Wayne Bannister
Mary Varalyay
Lilly Fukui
Chris Spisak
Mike Dillenback
Winnette Butler
Wasim Khan
Bill Simpson
Virginia Simpson
Colonel Butler
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:950 ft / 289 m
    Round-Trip Distance:4 mi / 6.4 km
    Trailhead:5583 ft / 1701 m
    Quality:6 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Unmaintained Trail
    Weather:Drizzle, Cold, Calm, White-out
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Mat Kelliher
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