Ascent of Airplane Ridge on 2010-05-29

Climber: Derek Loranger

Others in Party:The PD
Date:Saturday, May 29, 2010
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:4x4 Vehicle
Peak:Airplane Ridge
    Elevation:5000 ft / 1524 m

Ascent Trip Report

Getting to Cuyamaca Rancho State Park always takes longer than I think it does. I left the house at 6AM and didn’t get on the trail until 8AM, as I have to take into consideration picking up the PD, getting breakfast to go, and driving out to the park.

Regardless, we arrived at Paso Picacho and were instantly chilled by the wind blasting through the valley. I was glad that I had brought extra layers, even though the weather report indicated that...

You can read the entire trip report with photos at 100 Peaks.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:130 ft / 39 m
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Bushwhack
    Weather:Pleasant, Windy, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:130 ft / 39 m
    Distance:2.7 mi / 4.4 km
    Route:Burnt Pine Fire Road to West Mesa Loop
    Start Trailhead:Paso Picacho/Cuyamaca Peak, Japacha Peak  4870 ft / 1484 m
Descent Statistics
Ascent Part of Trip: Cuyamaca Traverse (0 nights total away from roads)

Complete Trip Sequence:
1Cuyamaca Peak2010-05-291635 ft / 498 m
2Japacha Peak2010-05-29955 ft / 291 m
3Airplane Ridge2010-05-29130 ft / 40 m
4Arrowmakers Ridge2010-05-29786 ft / 240 m
Total Trip Gain: 3506 ft / 1069 m    Total Trip Loss: 786 ft / 240 m

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