Ascent of Borrego Mountain-East Butte on 2017-02-26
|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 ReportDrove 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 Here
|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|
| 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|
| 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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