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Ascent of Agua Tibia Mountain on 2011-01-02

Climber: Marit Chrislock-Lauterbach

Others in Party:Jill G
Ed
Date:Sunday, January 2, 2011
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Agua Tibia Mountain
    Location:USA-California
    Elevation:4779 ft / 1456 m

Ascent Trip Report

Parked at Dripping Springs TH - adventure pass required (and recommended as parking is next to ranger station). NICE hike up Dripping Springs to the Oak Grove Campgroud just south of the Palomar Maghee Truck Trail (or Palomar Divide Trail). From there it was another 1 mile to the top of Agua Tibia. Bushwhack involved for this section (Oak Grove to Agua Tibia Peak), and very difficult trail to follow. Used GPS from one of our party members, and Jill (trail leader) had been to the top and had left ducks/carins along the way. Final mile or so took 30+ minutes for scrambling over/under brush - but peak was beautiful with great views towards the desert and overlooking Falbrook and even the ocean. Trail Angel works from Dripping Springs TH to Oak Grove. Water flowwing in Arroyo Seco creek.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:3200 ft / 975 m
    Round-Trip Distance:16 mi / 25.7 km
    Trailhead:1579 ft / 481 m
    Grade/Class:class 1
    Quality:5 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Bushwhack
Ascent Statistics
    Time:3 Hours 30 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Time:3 Hours 



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