Ascent of San Bernardino Peak on 2017-08-26

Climber: Alex Gotz

Date:Saturday, August 26, 2017
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:San Bernardino Peak
    Elevation:10649 ft / 3245 m

Ascent Trip Report

Due to a number of factors, I got off to a much later start today. Usually for a long hike such as this one I'll leave the trailhead between 6 and 8am, but today I didn't set off until around 12:15. Due to limited daylight, the plan was to summit San Bernardino and then assess whether I had time to bag the East Peak and Anderson as well. I made good time going up - 7.5 miles and 4,700 feet of gain in around 3.5 hours - so I decided to continue on to the other two peaks. It was a pretty hazy day so I found no reason to stay at each summit long - I just signed the registers, snapped a few pictures, and got on my way. The overlook below Anderson was probably my favorite spot - it offered great views toward San Gorgonio and San Jacinto in the evening light. I left Anderson just before 5 with almost 10 miles to go so I jogged a bit on the way back (unfortunately I also banged my knee against a rock just after leaving Anderson which gave me a bit of a limp on the way down). Around 7:15 the sun set behind Mount Baldy and left behind some stunningly gorgeous colors. I was able to get back to my car just before 8 with all but a few minutes of headlamp needed. Happy to avoid the pitch dark and feeling the sharp pain in my knee, I drove down to Redlands for a delicious sandwich before heading home.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:4872 ft / 1484 m
    Total Elevation Loss:148 ft / 45 m
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:4872 ft / 1484 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 4724 ft / 1440 m; Extra: 148 ft / 45m
    Loss on way in:148 ft / 45 m
    Distance:7.5 mi / 12.1 km
    Start Trailhead:5925 ft / 1805 m
Descent Statistics
Ascent Part of Trip: San Bernardino

Complete Trip Sequence:
1Washington Monument2017-08-26 a10 ft / 3 m
2San Bernardino Peak2017-08-26 b4872 ft / 1485 m
3San Bernardino East Peak2017-08-26 c452 ft / 138 m
4Anderson Peak2017-08-26 d960 ft / 293 m
Total Trip Gain: 6294 ft / 1919 m    Total Trip Loss: 6284 ft / 1915 m

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