Ascent of Palomar Mountain on 2009-06-20
|Others in Party:||Jean Louis Coquereau|
|Date:||Saturday, June 20, 2009|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Elevation:||6140 ft / 1871 m|
Ascent Trip ReportBegan hike from Oak Grove Fire Station at 7:25 AM. Walked to Oak Grove Trail, a fairly steep and rubble strewn path up ridge to Oak Grove Road. Followed road to intersection with Palomar Divide Road and followed that to foot of access road to top of High Point. Reached summit at 11:00 AM. Great view to west and the Palomar Observatory. After 30 minute lunch, retraced our path back down and reached Fire Station by 2:00. Great hike, strenuous at times but worth the effort.
Met a team of volunteers at summit, celebrating their restoration of High Point Lookout, which is to be opened to the public sometime in the near future.
|Summary Total Data|
| Elevation Gain:||3380 ft / 1030 m|
| Distance:||13 mi / 20.9 km|
| Trailhead:||Oak Grove 2760 ft / 841 m|
| Quality:||6 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)|
| Route Conditions:||Road Hike, Maintained Trail|
| Weather:||Pleasant, Breezy, Clear|
| Time Up:||3 Hours 30 Minutes|
| Time Down:||2 Hours 30 Minutes|
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