Ascent of Combs Peak on 2013-04-07

Climber: Michael Sullivan

Others in Party:Shelly Britton
----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Sunday, April 7, 2013
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Combs Peak
    Elevation:6193 ft / 1887 m

Ascent Trip Report

Distance: 5.1 miles
Elevation gain/loss: 1192 ft / 1162 ft
Moving time: 1:48
Moving speed: 2.5 mph

Awesome hike along the PCT with lots of wildflowers, boulders, and great views all the way. Just as we reached the use trail to the summit we checked out the little lookout point, then headed up the very steep trail to the top of Combs Peak (6193 ft). Found the station benchmark and both reference benchmarks no. 1 and no. 2. Incredible views in all directions from this very remote and prominent peak, including the san jacinto mountains, santa rosa mountains, hot springs mountain and more.
Drive a hearty vehicle to this hike, the 4.8 miles on Lost Valley road is pretty rough and rocky although i persevered and made it in my 2wd honda.
Use trail to the summit from the PCT is marked with a large cairn shown below and the steep summit trail is well ducked from there.

Summary Total Data
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Open Country, Bushwhack
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
Ascent Statistics
    Route:HPS Route 1
Descent Statistics
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Michael Sullivan
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