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Ascent of Mount Gower on 2017-12-19

Climber: Spencer Priest

Date:Tuesday, December 19, 2017
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mount Gower
    Location:USA-California
    Elevation:3103 ft / 945 m

Ascent Trip Report

Fun ascent of Gower. As previously noted when you reach the top of the first peak, this is False Gower. There's a register there and everything but it's not the true peak. We pushed on, following GPS tracks of previous hikers.

After False Gower, the trail disappears entirely and becomes a fairly dense bushwhack. It's certainly doable but was thicker than I'd expected based on previous trip reports. I would recommend long pants for this one. No register found at the true summit, only a couple of cairns. Nice views of the Cuyamacas, Viejas, El Capitan Reservoir/El Cajon Mtn, and the San Diego River Valley. Have fun!
Summary Total Data
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Bushwhack



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