Ascent of Rabbit Peak on 2010-01-31

Climber: Derek Loranger

Others in Party:Gut Check Fitness Crew
Date:Sunday, January 31, 2010
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Rabbit Peak
    Elevation:6640 ft / 2023 m

Ascent Trip Report

This was my first peak summiting with a group (Gut Check Fitness with Joe Decker) and the first overnight trip, as well. I have been wanting to do this hike for along time, since the epic scope of it seems unlike any other hike in San Diego. Although I summited two peaks on this trip, only Villager Peak counts, since Rabbit Peak is in Riverside County. Both peaks, however, are on the Hundred Peaks Section of the Angeles Sierra Club.

Unless you camp in Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, which we didn’t, you are bound to get a somewhat late start on the trail, since the trail head is nearly two hours from almost anywhere in San Diego. We strapped our packs on and immediately headed across the desert floor to the ridge that rose up in front of us, like a ramp into the mountains.

You can read the entire trip report with video at 100 Peaks.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:884 ft / 269 m
    Round-Trip Distance:8.9 mi / 14.3 km
    Trailhead:Villager Peak  5756 ft / 1754 m
    Route Conditions:
Unmaintained Trail, Open Country, Bushwhack, Snow on Ground, Scramble
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:Cold, Breezy, Clear
Ascent Part of Trip: Villager and Rabbit Peaks (1 nights total away from roads)

Complete Trip Sequence:
1Villager Peak2010-01-304783 ft / 1458 m
2Rabbit Peak2010-01-31884 ft / 269 m
Total Trip Gain: 5667 ft / 1727 m    Total Trip Loss: 5667 ft / 1727 m

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