Ascent of Borrego Mountain-East Butte on 2017-02-26

Climber: Ginger Partyka

Others in Party:Nichole Sterioti -- Trip Report or GPS Track
Date:Sunday, February 26, 2017
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Borrego Mountain-East Butte
    Elevation:1196 ft / 364 m

Ascent Trip Report

Drove around the backside of the mountain through the Ocotillo Wells State Vehicular Area until it dead-ended at fence posts that marked the road as non-legal for off road vehicles. We parked the RWD truck here, and hiked out to the base of the mountain.

We picked a reasonable gully we found on the topo, and scrambled our way up the northwest side of East Borrego. We picked our way up and down by side-hilling when it made sense, and going up the boulder filled washes when it made sense. Despite both routes being a scramble-fest for the entirety, we did find our descent route to be significantly more straightforward.

The tracks on the way back also are too long cause I forgot to turn off the GPS as we drove away, but just ignore that bit. ;)

GPS Visual
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:1328 ft / 404 m
    Total Elevation Loss:1328 ft / 404 m
    Round-Trip Distance:3.5 mi / 5.6 km
    Route Conditions:
Open Country, Scramble, Exposed Scramble
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:1328 ft / 404 m
    Distance:2.1 mi / 3.4 km
    Route:North West
    Start Trailhead:-132 ft / -40 m
    Time:1 Hours 52 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:1328 ft / 404 m
    Distance:1.4 mi / 2.3 km
    End Trailhead:-132 ft / -40 m
    Time:1 Hours 20 Minutes
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Ginger Partyka
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