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Ascent of Gilman Peak on 2018-02-07

Climber: William Musser

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Wednesday, February 7, 2018
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Gilman Peak
    Location:USA-California
    Elevation:1685 ft / 513 m

Ascent Trip Report

Coming down from the State Park HP (San Juan Hill) I deviated off of the South Ridge Trail and headed down the Little Canyon Trail grabbing the Telegraph Canyon Trail and made my new trailhead the lower bottom of the Telegraph Canyon where Gilman Trail intersect the bottom of the ravine. The trail up this peak is steep and scenic. Unlike the other peaks where there were many bikes, I had the trail to myself up and down. Stepped over one snake. Little shade to be found. Glad it was winter and only 80F. This peak has much better views than San Juan so a nice rewarding climb. I took the trail back down and grabbed Telegraph Canyon Tr again and followed the deeply eroded water feature that was bone dry but lined with huge oak trees. I took Easy Street Trail back to the main TH at Rimcrest TH and then hiked back down to my car. A long over 8 mile total loop hike with much additional gain due to the rolling terrain. This is not simply a net gain hike. The total gain is more than one would guess so figure for a lot of up and down. Not on the Gilman Trail (it has not add gain) but on the South Ridge Trail in particular if you happend to use it as an approach like I did.

I summitted both Gilman and San Juan and covered over 8 miles and over 2,000 feet of gain in 2 hours and 45 minutes.
I averaged 3.6 mph going up San Juan and its 3 mile over 1k gain but was much slower going up Gilman as I was tired and the trail is much steeper. I only averaged 2.5 mph going up Gilman and its 1 mile 800 foot gain.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:955 ft / 290 m
    Total Elevation Loss:935 ft / 284 m
    Round-Trip Distance:3.1 mi / 5 km
    Grade/Class:1+ steep
    Quality:6 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Stream Ford
    Weather:Pleasant, Breezy, Clear
80F
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:805 ft / 245 m
    Distance:1 mi / 1.6 km
    Route:Gilman Trail
    Start Trailhead:Telegraph Canyon Bottom   880 ft / 268 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:935 ft / 284 m
        Loss Breakdown:Net: 785 ft / 239 m; Extra: 150 ft / 45m
    Gain on way out:150 ft / 45 m
    Distance:2.1 mi / 3.4 km
    Route:Gilman to Telegraph to Easy Street to subdivision
    End Trailhead:900 ft / 274 m
Ascent Part of Trip: Irvine-3

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDateGain
1San Juan Hill2018-02-07 a1436 ft / 438 m
2Peak 14762018-02-07 b36 ft / 11 m
3Gilman Peak2018-02-07 c955 ft / 291 m
4San Mateo Peak2018-02-07 d1411 ft / 430 m
5Peak 30642018-02-07 e34 ft / 10 m
Total Trip Gain: 3872 ft / 1180 m    Total Trip Loss: 3802 ft / 1159 m



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