Ascent of San Bernardino Peak on 2008-11-08
|Others in Party:||the italian|
|Date:||Saturday, November 8, 2008|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
|Peak:||San Bernardino Peak|
| Elevation:||10649 ft / 3245 m|
Ascent Trip Reportleft the italian's place a bit past 05:00 and accidently drove through oak glen where we saw a healthy pair of adult coyotes....
we started up the san bernardino mtn tr at 07:00 and reached the summit at 14:00. took many stops along the way: stopped at a flat area about 2 miles up, a wooden bench at 5 miles up, limber pine bench camp at 6 miles up, and the stone bench view at 7 miles up. headed back down at 14:30 after a half hour nap at the summit. we were out before 18:00. had to use headlamps to exit.
trail condition is great. a few downed logs. tread is very nice with appropriate rain bars and much nicely sloped.
not much to see in the way of animals-- crows, ravens, chipmunks, squirrels-- and not many were out to be seen. about a mile from the th, on the way down, the italian and i heard a stress call from a coyote. it lasted for half an hour and was a bit disconcerting.
beautiful day, nice hike. we are sore. neither of us had been training these last few weeks regularly. bad boys.
|Summary Total Data|
| Elevation Gain:||5960 ft / 1816 m|
| Distance:||16 mi / 25.7 km|
| Route:||san berdo mtn tr|
| Trailhead:||san berdo mtn th 4689 ft / 1429 m|
| Route Conditions:||Maintained Trail|
| Weather:||Pleasant, Calm, Partly Cloudy|
| Time Up:||7 Hours |
| Time Down:||3 Hours 15 Minutes|
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