Ascent of Beacon Hill on 2018-12-31

Climber: Greg Sweel

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Monday, December 31, 2018
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Beacon Hill
    Elevation:1001 ft / 305 m

Ascent Trip Report

Parked at the end of Commonwealth Canyon Drive early in the morning at sunrise just before entering Griffith Park's nursery area. Walked a few hundred feet to take an immediate right beneath a large oak tree onto a use trail which rose steeply to skirt above a house and through Cedar Grove. Joined paved Vista Del Valle Drive after approximately 0.5 miles and proceeded on a counter-clockwise loop towards the first of seven summits. Continued about 0.4 miles to the "Joe Klaus Water Stop" and headed down the Fern Canyon trail past 5-points (0.2 miles) to the to the Upper Beacon trail (0.2 miles). A short 650 feet and on the summit with no benchmark or register, but an amazing view of the LA River, Downtown LA, the Verdugo Mountains and beyond.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:301 ft / 91 m
    Quality:2 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:Cool, Calm, Partly Cloudy
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:301 ft / 91 m
    Distance:1.3 mi / 2.1 km
    Start Trailhead:700 ft / 213 m
    Time:35 Minutes
Descent Statistics
Ascent Part of Trip: Griffith Park loop

Complete Trip Sequence:
1Beacon Hill2018-12-31 a301 ft / 92 m
2Bee Rock2018-12-31 b55 ft / 17 m
3Mount Bell2018-12-31 c526 ft / 160 m
4Baby Bell2018-12-31 d0 ft / 0 m
5Mount Hollywood2018-12-31 e65 ft / 20 m
6Hogback Peak2018-12-31 f0 ft / 0 m
7Glendale Peak2018-12-31 g0 ft / 0 m
Total Trip Gain: 947 ft / 289 m

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