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Ascent of Mugu Peak on 2014-07-07

Climber: Trevor Kent

Date:Monday, July 7, 2014
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Mugu Peak
    Location:USA-California
    Elevation:1266 ft / 385 m

Ascent Trip Report

Total distance 3.33 mi
Total time: 1 hour 24 minutes

0.6 miles, TH to beach and back to TH
1.2 miles, TH to first junction (went right)
2.4 miles, Summit of Mugu Peak
2.8 miles, Reached Junction (same as the first)
3.4 miles, to TH


Started at Chumash Trailhead and headed in the opposite direction of the trail and took a left on route 1 and walked down to the beach and put our feet in the water. This was so we could say that we hiked from sea level to the summit and all 1,266 feet of this mountain. This added .6 miles RT.

We then walked back to the trailhead, changed from sandals to sneakers and headed up the mountain. Once we reached the first junction (were there are a couple really close triangles junctions) we took a right and looped around the summit.

At the second intersection we took a left and reached the summit where an American flag is waving and two empty crushed ammo boxes lay.

We then headed down the steeper looser section that met up with the first junction (.4 miles away). after a quick right and then continued on back to the car (another .6 miles)

BEAUTIFUL views the whole time and some low clouds came in on the decent.

We then spent the rest of the day at the beach, probably the best thing to do after such a short lonely out of the way hike.

Alternative Suggestions:
1- if you don't care about starting at sea level (because it is honestly trivial and just for fun) you can save yourself .6 miles.
2-Go left at the first intersection and take the first trail on that comes up on your right that looks rugged and come down the opposite site because of steepness and loose soil. Summit is the closest point on to your right when you reach the first intersection. You can't see the flag from here.


Hiked with Jess Huber.

Animals Spotted:
Lizard
Humming bird (unidentified)
Pelicans
Seaguls

My 25th "new" (not done by me before) peak if the year 2014.
10th Sierra Club Lower Peak Section summit.

25/50 new mountains for 2014.
Summary Total Data
    Distance:3.3 mi / 5.4 km
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail
    Nights Spent:0 nights away from roads
    Weather:Hot, Calm, Low Clouds
Ascent Statistics
    Distance:2.3 mi / 3.8 km
    Route:Chumash Trail to Mugu Peak Trail
    Trailhead:Chumash Trailhead  
    Time Up:0 Days 0 Hours 59 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Distance:1 mi / 1.6 km
    Route:Mugu Peak Trail to Chumash Trail
    Trailhead:Chumash Trailhead  
    Time Down:0 Days 0 Hours 14 Minutes



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