Ascent of Airplane Ridge on 2010-05-29
|Others in Party:||The PD|
|Date:||Saturday, May 29, 2010|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Motorized Transport to Trailhead:||4x4 Vehicle|
| 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|
| 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|
|Ascent Part of Trip: Cuyamaca Traverse (0 nights total away from roads)|
Complete Trip Sequence:
Total Trip Gain: 3506 ft / 1069 m Total Trip Loss: 786 ft / 240 m
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