Ascent of Monte Arido on 2018-08-26

Climber: Robert Luher

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Sunday, August 26, 2018
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Monte Arido
    Elevation:6010 ft / 1831 m

Ascent Trip Report

From Ojai, drove north on highway 33, turning left onto Matilija Road parking at its end near the locked gate.

Hiked west along the road, passing the locked gate and some houses along the way. After one mile on the road, turned south and continued another 4 miles to Murietta Divide. These four miles were the only section with any tree cover. Many of the oak trees in Murietta Canyon were fire damaged, but seem to be recovering from the Thomas Fire in 2017. After reaching Murietta Divide followed the road heading north until reaching Monte Arido (12 miles from the trailhead). Signed the register and took a quick break before heading down to the 4980 saddle to the north of Old Man. Left the road and hiked up the ridge along a steep, but ducked trail to the ridgeline and then headed west to Old Man. The Yucca was not too bad this time, being burned by a recent fire. Signed the register and descended down to the road along the same trail.

The hike was strenuous, and I wished I had chosen a cooler day, due to the complete lack of shade.

Stats include Old Man
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:6720 ft / 2047 m
    Extra Gain:1100 ft / 335 m
    Round-Trip Distance:25 mi / 40.2 km
    Route:HPS Route 2
    Trailhead:Matilija Road Gate  1490 ft / 454 m
    Quality:3 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:Hot, Calm, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Time:5 Hours 
Descent Statistics
    Time:5 Hours 30 Minutes
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Robert Luher
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