Ascent of Mount Lowe on 2007-02-23

Climber: Brian Brigham

Others in Party:Lindsey
Date:Friday, February 23, 2007
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mount Lowe
    Elevation:5603 ft / 1707 m

Ascent Trip Report

We began the hike to climb Mount Lowe at around 2 in the afternoon (passing through L.A. to San Diego, why not go for a hike in the middle of winter). We hiked up fast seeing the usual rocky scenery of the San Gabriel Mountains. At the top I saw Mount Markham through the viewing tube (~1 mile away) and decided why not hike that summit too. The trail for this summit from the main path is not well maintained and often required some scrambling. But the distance is not long (.4miles) and the view is well worth it. Not a single soul was seen on the trail (other than the gf). On the way down it starting snowing on us right before we made the car. Overall all it was a nice hike with better than expected views (probably due to the cold winter weather).
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:1001 ft / 304 m
    Extra Gain:259 ft / 78 m
    Round-Trip Distance:4.2 mi / 6.8 km
    Route:Eaton Saddle -> Mount Lowe Fire Road -> Mount Lowe
    Trailhead:Eaton Saddle  5120 ft / 1560 m
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Scramble
    Weather:Snowing, Cool, Breezy, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Time:1 Hours 
Descent Statistics
    Time:1 Hours 
Ascent Part of Trip: Mount Lowe-Mount Markham

Complete Trip Sequence:
1Mount Lowe2007-02-231001 ft / 305 m
2Mount Markham2007-02-23 
Total Trip Gain: 1001 ft / 305 m    Total Trip Loss: 1001 ft / 305 m

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