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Ascent of Iron Mountain on 2019-04-14

Climber: Jake Weeks

Others in Party:Tom Weeks
Date:Sunday, April 14, 2019
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Iron Mountain
    Location:USA-California
    Elevation:2696 ft / 821 m

Ascent Trip Report

Started ~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.
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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
    Grade/Class:1
    Quality:6 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Scramble
    Weather:Pleasant, Breezy, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    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
Descent Statistics
    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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