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Ascent of San Mateo Peak on 2020-06-21

Climber: Stephen Mang

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Sunday, June 21, 2020
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:San Mateo Peak
    Location:USA-California
    Elevation:3591 ft / 1094 m

Ascent Trip Report

This was a good one. I started from the Ortega Oaks Candy Store and took the Morgan Trail up to the San Mateo Peak trail, then climbed to the peak. After a quick break on the summit boulder I continued off the other side of the peak, following a very old sign for Tenaja Falls. Once I passed that sign the trail got progressively more overgrown and difficult to follow. I kept heading downhill following the path of least resistance (and backtracking a time or two) until I popped out 2.3 miles later at an unsigned junction with the actual Tenaja Falls trail. I turned right to climb back up to the Morgan Trail and took that 3 miles back to my car. It got a little hot and that descent from San Mateo was frustrating at times, but overall this was a very good day.
Summary Total Data
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Bushwhack
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip


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