Ascent of San Bernardino Peak on 2019-06-19
|Other People:||Solo Ascent|
|Date:||Wednesday, June 19, 2019|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Motorized Transport to Trailhead:||Car|
|Peak:||San Bernardino Peak|
| Elevation:||10649 ft / 3245 m|
Ascent Trip ReportSan Bernardino Peak, San Bernardino Peak East, and Washington Monument
Total distance: 18.1 miles
Elevation gain: 5110 ft
Total time: 10 hours, 58 minutes
Start time: 6:47am
Trailhead: Angelus Oaks, 1W07
Accomplishments by list: Six Pack of Peaks #5, HPS #39 and #40
Difficulty of hike: 9 out of 10. If only going to San B, it would have been less. But the snow on the ground through the traverse to San B East made route finding quite difficult. I'll try it again sometime without snow.
Views during the hike: 9 out of 10. All three points along the hike had different amazing views. Washington Monument had a good view of Santiago and Mojeska, San B had good views of all the mountains north or Big Bear and San Jacinto, and San B East had excellent views of Andersen, San Gorgonio, Sugarloaf, and Yucaipa Ridge. All had good views towards Baldy and Cucamonga.
Climbing on the descent: So all of the topos have the saddle between San B and San B East about 200 feet below the peaks. To me, it felt like more. Having to climb San B again after summiting San B East was no fun, but there was no other option. If only going to San B, there is no climbing on the descent.
People seen: 9 other hikers
Animals seen: none
It's been over a year since I did a Six Pack Challenge peak. I was on my way to do San B last year when the fire broke out that closed Highway 38, so I had to wait. Then this year, all the snow made it impossible. I waited as long as I could, but there was still snow on the ground that made the hike more difficult.
The register on San B East is missing, as well as the lid to the box.
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| Route Conditions:||Maintained Trail, Snow on Ground|
|Ascent Part of Trip: San Bernardino|
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Peaks: climbed and unclimbed by David Sharg
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