Ascent of Iron Mountain on 2019-04-14
|Others in Party:||Tom Weeks|
|Date:||Sunday, April 14, 2019|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Elevation:||2696 ft / 821 m|
Ascent Trip ReportStarted ~9:30AM, parked on the road. My calves were really tight on the gradual inclines at first, but once warmed up I did fine. Saw many lizards and butterflies along the trail. We took the side approach trail on the way up, and the standard approach trail on the way down. The 3 Bucker pilots did laps of the mountain right after we left the summit. We also left the trail and did a little rock climbing on a little peak beside the main trail. As we started the temperature was 63; by the end it had risen to 73. At certain angles a nice breeze kept us cool.
Iron Mountain as seen from the approach trail, just after leaving the Oak tunnel (2019-04-14). Photo by Jake Weeks.
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|Summary Total Data|
| Total Elevation Gain:||1363 ft / 415 m|
| Total Elevation Loss:||1363 ft / 415 m|
| Round-Trip Distance:||6.1 mi / 9.8 km|
| Quality:||6 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)|
| Route Conditions:||Maintained Trail, Scramble|
| Weather:||Pleasant, Breezy, Clear|
| Gain on way in:||1225 ft / 373 m|
| Gain Breakdown:||Net: 1087 ft / 331 m; Extra: 138 ft / 42m|
| Loss on way in:||138 ft / 42 m|
| Distance:||3 mi / 4.8 km|
| Route:||Iron Mountain Trail (alternate)|
| Start Trailhead:||Iron Mountain Trailhead 1609 ft / 490 m|
| Time:||1 Hours 5 Minutes|
| Loss on way out:||1225 ft / 373 m|
| Loss Breakdown:||Net: 1087 ft / 331 m; Extra: 138 ft / 42m|
| Gain on way out:||138 ft / 42 m|
| Distance:||3.1 mi / 5 km|
| Route:||Iron Mountain Trail|
| End Trailhead:||Iron Mountain Trailhead 1609 ft / 490 m|
| Time:||1 Hours 7 Minutes|
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