Ascent of Iron Mountain on 2019-11-15

Climber: Mike Maki

Others in Party:Mary Maki
----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Friday, November 15, 2019
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Iron Mountain
    Elevation:8007 ft / 2440 m

Ascent Trip Report

East Fork Station parking area (Heaton Flat), up and back. Not as bad as I thought it was going to be. A long day but the route is well used, easy to follow, and it gives you a break now and then. A few bumps along the way provide for some change of pace both up and down. We were the only ones on the trail that day. Saw both bear and lion prints. Thanks to the folks that cut back yucca. It made some passages very easy. Great weather day, probably in the 60's. A bit hazy over the LA basin. Trail is a little brushy in spots but I would not call it bushwhacking. Last mile or so in the dark with headlamps. All in all a great hike we thoroughly enjoyed. Track is route up but mirrors route down. Some pics and a video.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:7991 ft / 2434 m
    Extra Gain:993 ft / 302 m
    Route:Heaton Flat and Iron Mtn Trails
    Trailhead:East Fork Station  2002 ft / 610 m
    Quality:7 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail
    Gear Used:
Headlamp, Ski Poles
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Time:5 Hours 30 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Time:5 Hours 
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Mike Maki
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