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Ascent of Mount Zion on 2010-05-20

Climber: Robbie Mize

Others in Party:no one.
Date:Thursday, May 20, 2010
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Mount Zion
    Location:USA-California
    Elevation:3575 ft / 1089 m

Ascent Trip Report

A nice hike this morning. Went by myself, leaving the end of Santa Anita road and my car at 8:20am. I hiked the Gabriellino (sp?) trail up to Stuverent (sp?) Falls. Absolutely beautiful! The falls and all the other manmade falls were flowing nicely. I continued up to Spruce Grove and up the Mt. Zion trail to the summit. From the summit I went down the other side, taking the Mt. Zion trail to the Upper Falls Trail, making a nice loop. All told I think it was about 9.5 miles, and I was back at the car at 11:00am, with plenty of stops for photos along the way.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:2175 ft / 663 m
    Elevation Loss:2175 ft / 663 m
    Distance:9.5 mi / 15.3 km
    Quality:8 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Maintained Trail
    Nights Spent:0 nights away from roads
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Clear
great. Kinda hazy from the summit.
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:2175 ft / 663 m
    Distance:6 mi / 9.7 km
    Route:Gabriellino Trail
    Trailhead:Santa Anita Road  1400 ft / 426 m
    Time Up:1 Hours 20 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Elevation Loss:2175 ft / 663 m
    Distance:3.5 mi / 5.6 km
    Route:Upper Falls Trail
    Trailhead:Santa Anita Road  1400 ft / 426 m
    Time Down:45 Minutes



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