Ascent of Ontario Peak on 2011-10-16

Climber: Brian Richardsson

Others in Party:Brother Michael
Date:Sunday, October 16, 2011
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Ontario Peak
    Elevation:8693 ft / 2649 m

Ascent Trip Report

Absolutely fantastic hike with Michael. One of my favorites, if only for the sheer length of time without seeing another soul. Went up Icehouse Canyon to the Saddle, then back down Ontario Peak trail through Kelly's Camp and on to the summit. We saw NO ONE on the way up, and ate lunch for about half an hour at the summit before we saw a couple finally make the summit. The entire way back down, we only saw a handful of people down in Icehouse Canyon, heading up the trail. Amazing views across to Mt Baldy, took some stunning photos.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:3700 ft / 1127 m
    Round-Trip Distance:12.8 mi / 20.6 km
    Route:Icehouse Canyon Trial / Ontario Peak Trail
    Trailhead:Icehouse Canyon Trailhead  4993 ft / 1521 m
    Grade/Class:Class 1, easy
    Quality:7 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Weather:Pleasant, Breezy, Clear
slightly cool in the morning (started at 6.50am), very nice later
Ascent Statistics
    Time:3 Hours 30 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Time:2 Hours 15 Minutes

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