Ascent of Middle Peak on 2011-03-13

Climber: James Barlow

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Sunday, March 13, 2011
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Middle Peak
    Elevation:5883 ft / 1793 m

Ascent Trip Report

Great trail culminated by a horribly shitty bushwhack. I headed down from Cuyamaca on the Conejos Trail, which was almost entirely covered in snow or transformed into a stream bed. From the 5 way junction, I headed up the eastern section of the loop trail around the peak. From the high point on the trail on the north side, I headed due south to the peak through some of the thickest brush I have ever had to navigate. The bushes that have grown back after the 2003 fire really suck.... Limited view from the summit, but there were 2 summit registers. I signed both and put them together for future hikers as one was hidden. I found a better way down to the northwest and took the western side of the loop trail back down. Pics
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:763 ft / 232 m
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:763 ft / 232 m
    Route:Loop Trail to North Ridge
    Start Trailhead:5120 ft / 1560 m
Descent Statistics
Ascent Part of Trip: Cuyamaca '11

Complete Trip Sequence:
1Cuyamaca Peak2011-03-13 a1642 ft / 500 m
2Middle Peak2011-03-13 b763 ft / 233 m
Total Trip Gain: 2405 ft / 733 m

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