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Ascent of Montecito Peak on 2011-11-27

Climber: Derek Loranger

Date:Sunday, November 27, 2011
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:4x4 Vehicle
Peak:Montecito Peak
    Location:USA-California
    Elevation:3214 ft / 979 m

Ascent Trip Report



While planning for this peak, I had the option of hiking this from the south, or accessing it from the north, on Camino Cielo. Since I am just getting back into hiking shape, I decided on the shorter route.

I was pumped to get going in this hike, it being my first hike since my last San Diego to Mount Tule, about 2 months ago. It was still dark when I pulled my covers back and entered the cool air of the morning.

Read my trip report at 100 Peaks.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:626 ft / 191 m
    Distance:2.4 mi / 3.9 km
    Route:Cold Springs Trail/Use Trail
    Trailhead:Camino Cielo  2588 ft / 788 m
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Bushwhack
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Clear



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