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Ascent of San Bernardino Peak on 2008-11-08

Climber: luscious lars

Others in Party:the italian
Date:Saturday, November 8, 2008
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:San Bernardino Peak
    Location:USA-California
    Elevation:10649 ft / 3245 m

Ascent Trip Report

left 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
Ascent Statistics
    Time Up:7 Hours 
Descent Statistics
    Time Down:3 Hours 15 Minutes



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