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Ascent of Santiago Peak on 2010-01-02

Climber: Eric Kassan

Others in Party:8 others from the SoCal Peakbaggers Meetup
Date:Saturday, January 2, 2010
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Santiago Peak
    Location:USA-California
    Elevation:5687 ft / 1733 m

Ascent Trip Report

Getting to the trailhead was an adventure with the dirt road being rather rough. But beyond that, the trail was in good shape and easy to follow, even as it joined and left a fire road. Because of the length of the trail, the slope was moderate for almost the entire way (the exception was the "Upper Holy Jim Trail" - the section above the fire road that could be avoided by staying on the fire road).

The views on this trip were great (both on the trail and from the summit) with a wide variety of vegetation, both up close (at several points covering the trail with shade).
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:4191 ft / 1277 m
    Extra Gain:125 ft / 38 m
    Distance:16 mi / 25.7 km
    Route:Holy Jim Trail
    Trailhead:Holy Jim Trail Parking  1746 ft / 532 m
    Quality:6 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Maintained Trail
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
Ascent Statistics
    Time Up:4 Hours 15 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Time Down:3 Hours 



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