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Ascent of Cerro San Luis Obispo on 2017-02-22

Climber: William Musser

Date:Wednesday, February 22, 2017
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Cerro San Luis Obispo
    Location:USA-California
    Elevation:1292 ft / 393 m

Ascent Trip Report

I first tried to take the route GPS by Dean Gaudet but I was discouraged by all the warning signs and no trespassing etc...so I then read a TR by Patrick Leale who said "Started at the trailhead on Dalidio Dr. (Laguna Lake Park)" so I drive there parked and started my hike. Unfortunately the heavy rains that had made the hills unusually green had made the cow pasture trail from the dog park a muddy slog. I ended up in ankle deep mud but determined to bag another morro. Horses and fences and mud but eventually I made the dirt roads. The roads had so much rainfall runoff washing through them that there were 2 to 3 feet deep ruts running water like a creek in the middle of the road!

I did not see anyone until near the top and all the people I met were clean! and have found another up than my mud slog. I could not understand where they had found to park. Nice views at the top but nowhere as fun or exciting as Bishop and there is no scrambling. At best some class 2.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:1244 ft / 378 m
    Elevation Loss:1162 ft / 353 m
    Distance:3.7 mi / 6 km
    Grade/Class:1, 2
    Quality:6 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail
    Weather:Pleasant, Very Windy, Clear
windy and muddy
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:1209 ft / 368 m
    Extra Loss:35 ft / 10 m
    Distance:2 mi / 3.2 km
    Route:Laguna Lake Upper tail to herd trails to roadway
    Trailhead:Laguna Lake  118 ft / 35 m
Descent Statistics
    Elevation Loss:1127 ft / 343 m
    Extra Gain:35 ft / 10 m
    Distance:1.7 mi / 2.7 km
    Trailhead:below saddle on trail back near little madonna  200 ft / 60 m
Ascent Part of Trip: SLO-1

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDate
1Islay Hill2017-02-22 a
2Peak 17152017-02-22 b
3Bishop Peak2017-02-22 c
4Cerro San Luis Obispo2017-02-22 d
5Little Madonna Peak2017-02-22 f
6Cheapskate Hill2017-02-23 a
7South Hills Peak 5692017-02-23 b
8Cheapskate Hill2017-02-23 c
9Terrace Hill2017-02-23 d



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