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Ascent of Mount Deception on 2011-11-25

Climber: Dan Simpson

Date:Friday, November 25, 2011
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mount Deception
    Location:USA-California
    Elevation:5796 ft / 1766 m

Ascent Trip Report

An extraordinarily beautiful day following Thanksgiving and a day off work was the perfect occasion to hit the trail. I started the hike at 9:45 ascending south on the JPL Trail near the junction of Mt. Wilson Road and the road to Mt. Disappointment. It’s a beautiful trail. Arrive at Mt. Disappointment at 10:52. Hit San Gabriel Peak at 12:13. Doubled back to the road and followed the road to a climbers’ route up the east ridge of Mt. Deception and peaked out at 2:13. Significant damage from the 2009 Station Fire dominated the hike, although the section from the trailhead to the San Gabriel/Disappointment saddle was mostly untouched by the fire. Finished the hike at 3:31.
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Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:1046 ft / 319 m
    Quality:6 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:1046 ft / 319 m
    Route:JPL Trail and road
    Trailhead:Mt. Wilson Road  4750 ft / 1447 m
Descent Statistics



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