Ascent of Palomar Mountain on 2015-02-16

Climber: Swingshift Hiker

Date:Monday, February 16, 2015
Ascent Type:Unsuccessful - Turned Back
Peak:Palomar Mountain
    Elevation:3550 ft / 1082 m

Ascent Trip Report

Second attempt in as many days. The first day, got a late start. So, instead of hiking the usual route from Oak Grove fire station, tried for about 90 minutes to find Palomar Grade Road, with the idea of driving part of the way up. After finally finding it, we were disappointed to find it was gated closed by USFS. On the way back to the hotel, stopped at the glider port and were able to get right on to a glider ride. So, worked out fine.
On the second day's attempt, we got to the Oak Grove trailhead on time. My climbing buddy, who on request shall remain nameless, became nauseated and chundarred about 1.5 miles up the trail. In the interest of not having to bother the folks down at the fire station with an S and R mission later in the day, we turned around. It worked out fine as we were able to drive within a mile or so of Hot Springs Mountain and were hence able to bag it.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:350 ft / 107 m
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:350 ft / 107 m
    Trailhead:3200 ft / 975 m
Descent Statistics

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