Ascent of Tahquitz Peak on 2009-04-17
|Others in Party:||Ron & Matthew Pasquale|
|Date:||Friday, April 17, 2009|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Motorized Transport to Trailhead:||Car|
| Elevation:||8846 ft / 2696 m|
Ascent Trip ReportBeautiful 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
| Time Up:||3 Hours |
| Time Down:||1 Hours 30 Minutes|
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