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Ascent of Smith Mountain on 2020-03-24

Climber: Aaron Kissel

Others in Party:Jayin Patel
Date:Tuesday, March 24, 2020
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Smith Mountain
    Location:USA-California
    Elevation:5111 ft / 1557 m

Ascent Trip Report

Great morning hike through the San Gabriel foothills. The trail is a little boring at the beginning, but quite fun during the last 1000 feet push to the summit. The views would've been great if the clouds hadn't covered up the entire mountain range. What's cool about this peak it that it's in the center of the San Gabriel range, so from the top it feels like there are endless mountains on all sides.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:2986 ft / 910 m
    Total Elevation Loss:2986 ft / 910 m
    Round-Trip Distance:7.4 mi / 11.9 km
    Quality:8 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Bushwhack, Scramble
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:Cool, Calm, Low Clouds
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:2986 ft / 910 m
    Distance:3.3 mi / 5.3 km
    Route:Bear Canyon Trail
    Start Trailhead:2125 ft / 647 m
    Time:1 Hours 37 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:2986 ft / 910 m
    Distance:4.1 mi / 6.6 km
    Route:Bear Canyon Trail
    End Trailhead:2125 ft / 647 m
    Time:1 Hours 52 Minutes



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