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Ascent of Gilman Peak on 2020-01-01

Climber: Greg Sweel

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Wednesday, January 1, 2020
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Gilman Peak
    Location:USA-California
    Elevation:1685 ft / 513 m

Ascent Trip Report

This trip report is a continuation from San Juan Hill. From the intersection of the South Ridge Trail I turned onto the Little Canyon Trail to descend into Telegraph Canyon, and then just right (downstream) to the signed Gilman Peak Trail. Relatively clear trail to the summit. No register located, just a wooden post. Amazing views all around. Rested and then returned following the same route; however, instead of the major bushwhacking down to Pinecrest Circle, I continued up South Ridge Trail to a "Utility Spur" road that ended at the private gate. Backtracked behind the western property and followed on-contour along the edge with still some mustard whacking. Much easier and quicker this way.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:615 ft / 187 m
    Total Elevation Loss:885 ft / 269 m
    Round-Trip Distance:2.5 mi / 4 km
    Quality:2 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Maintained Trail, Bushwhack
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:615 ft / 187 m
    Distance:1 mi / 1.6 km
    Route:Gilman Peak Trail
    Start Trailhead:Little Canyon Trail  1070 ft / 326 m
    Time:1 Hours 15 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:885 ft / 269 m
    Distance:1.5 mi / 2.4 km
    End Trailhead:Pinecrest Circle  800 ft / 243 m
    Time:1 Hours 45 Minutes
Ascent Part of Trip: Gilman Peak

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDateGain
1San Juan Hill2020-01-01 a981 ft / 299 m
2Gilman Peak2020-01-01 b615 ft / 187 m
Total Trip Gain: 1596 ft / 486 m    Total Trip Loss: 1596 ft / 487 m



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