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Ascent of Cuyamaca Peak on 2008-03-24

Climber: Don Lamp

Others in Party:Alone
Date:Monday, March 24, 2008
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Cuyamaca Peak
    Location:USA-California
    Elevation:6512 ft / 1984 m

Ascent Trip Report

After working all night, I just HAD to get outside! Drove 50 minutes to the trailhead at the Paso Picacho Campground off Hwy 79. 2.6-mile trek up the fire road (surprisingly steep) 1700-foot elevation gain. A very good workout. The main summit marker has been removed, presumably vandalized. I got pictures of a couple of secondary markers. I could see downtown SD from the summit. Just as I was about to head down, a guy on a mountain bike arrived at the summit. 20 minutes later he went speeding past me. Looked like fun! 2nd highest mountain peak in SD County.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:1642 ft / 500 m
    Distance:5.2 mi / 8.4 km
    Route:Cuyamaca Peak Fire Road
    Trailhead:Paso Picacho Campground  4870 ft / 1484 m
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Time Up:1 Hours 4 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Time Down:55 Minutes



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