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Ascent of Rabbit Peak on 2017-11-11

Climber: Garrett McLean

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Saturday, November 11, 2017
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Rabbit Peak
    Location:USA-California
    Elevation:5307 ft / 1617 m

Ascent Trip Report

Still reveling in yesterday's sunset finish, I aimed for another on this 10 mile, 4 peak loop. Soon after setting foot on a dirt road near the crowded and noisy Monte Cristo Campground around noon, I was obliged to step to the side for a truck driven by a man who informed me that it was the last day of hunting season. Yay! He said it was good my hat was white, but it became apparent as I passed a couple of hunters that orange would have been a better choice. I proceeded with an abundance of caution, and a slight touch of fear.

Soon, I departed the trail for an almost-ordeal-level slog up the steep southwest slope of Rabbit Peak #1, replete with slips, slides, and cuss words. I started to beat myself up for not having taken time to find the best route, but it was a short climb and I was enjoying some fine San Gabriel-style scenery by about 1:30p. I flipped through the register, noting an entry from a group led by the Doggetts, had a snack, snapped some photos, then began the climb toward Granite Mountain.

Summary Total Data
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Open Country, Bushwhack
Ascent Part of Trip: 11/11/17

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDateGain
1Rabbit Peak2017-11-11 
2Granite Mountain2017-11-11 
3Round Top2017-11-11 
4Iron Mountain2017-11-11 
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip


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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Garrett McLean
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