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Ascent of Tahquitz Peak on 2009-04-17

Climber: Mike Putnam

Others in Party:Ron & Matthew Pasquale
Date:Friday, April 17, 2009
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Tahquitz Peak
    Location:USA-California
    Elevation:8846 ft / 2696 m

Ascent Trip Report

Beautiful April day in SoCal, nice no-nonsense ascent from 6800' trailhead to 8828' summit in 3 miles. Traverse through pine forests and classic SoCal Chapparal. Fire Lookout at the top is what it is, it certainly subtracts from a feeling of being in the Wilderness, but USFS land is all about multiple use. Saw a couple uniformed USFS Rangers on the trail doing a great job. Still some areas of snow left, easily traversed however slippery in spots.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:2046 ft / 624 m
    Distance:7 mi / 11.3 km
    Route:South Ridge Trail
    Trailhead:South Ridge Trailhead  6800 ft / 2072 m
    Quality:6 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Snow on Ground
    Weather:Pleasant, Breezy, Clear
Nice day, some SoCal smog could have done without
Ascent Statistics
    Time Up:3 Hours 
Descent Statistics
    Time Down:1 Hours 30 Minutes



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