Ascent of Cuyamaca Peak on 2016-04-02

Climber: Brent Mausbach

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Saturday, April 2, 2016
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Cuyamaca Peak
    Elevation:6512 ft / 1984 m

Ascent Trip Report

Started at the Paso Picacho picnic area. Normally costs $8 to park here, but I have a California Explorer pass, so have access to all of Cuyamaca Rancho State Park's campgrounds, etc. From the parking area I took the Azalea Glen trail, which is a single track, mostly flat dirt trail through a somewhat wooded area. It added about 1.5 miles to my overall distance, but I preferred a dirt trail to taking the fire road all the way up. At Azalea Springs I hooked up with the Fern Flat Fire Road, which took me to the Lookout Fire Road. Turned right and headed up the rest of the way to the peak. Views are great, and I particularly loved that this area offered trees and the wonderful smell of pine.
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Panorama from Cuyamaca Peak summit (2016-04-02). Photo by Brent Mausbach.
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Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:1730 ft / 526 m
    Elevation Loss:1749 ft / 532 m
    Distance:7.4 mi / 11.9 km
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Maintained Trail
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:1730 ft / 526 m
    Extra Loss:85 ft / 25 m
    Distance:4.6 mi / 7.4 km
    Trailhead:4867 ft / 1483 m
    Time Up:1 Hours 56 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Elevation Loss:1664 ft / 507 m
    Distance:2.8 mi / 4.5 km
    Route:Fire Road
    Trailhead:4848 ft / 1477 m
    Time Down:1 Hours 
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Brent Mausbach
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