Ascent of McPherson Peak on 2012-06-19

Climber: John E Sarna

Others in Party:my wife
April Sarna
----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Tuesday, June 19, 2012
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:McPherson Peak
    Elevation:5749 ft / 1752 m

Ascent Trip Report

good trail to start, gets worse and worse until it just disappears in the brush around 5300', gets better above 5500'. Flags show the way up the ridge through the brush, but it's no fun. Full trip report at
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The McPherson Peak Trail intermittently disappearing into thick brush, as my wife stands perplexed (2012-06-19). Photo by John E Sarna.
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Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:2800 ft / 853 m
    Total Elevation Loss:2800 ft / 853 m
    Round-Trip Distance:8 mi / 12.9 km
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Bushwhack
    Weather:Hot, Calm, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:2800 ft / 853 m
    Distance:4 mi / 6.4 km
    Route:per HPS Guidebook
    Start Trailhead:Aliso County Park (campground)  2949 ft / 898 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:2800 ft / 853 m
    Distance:4 mi / 6.4 km
    Route:same as route up
    End Trailhead:Aliso County Park (campground)  2949 ft / 898 m
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by John E Sarna
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