Ascent of Glendora Mountain on 2014-06-22

Climber: Trevor Kent

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Sunday, June 22, 2014
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Glendora Mountain
    Elevation:3322 ft / 1012 m

Ascent Trip Report

I wanted to do an easy hike today after my 5K race and 7 mile hike the day before. My original plan was to do Azusa Peak and the two un-named peaks that followed it from the round-about by E. Griffith Street but signs were up saying that the trail was closed. so I went into the fire station that was there figuring that they would know. I guess the area around Azusa peak is closed and will be for some time do to erosion. They told me to spread the word so this is me doing my part.

I changed plans to this near by peak. I followed Keith Winston's assent up and I set my GPS to Newman Point and drove a little further (30 seconds) to mile marker 7.26 which has a big dirt turnaround. There are a few herd paths from here that go up to the ridge. There is a lot of loose dirt and plant over growth. Some prickers and what appears to be poison oak. Having completed the Catskill 3500 and all the bushwhacks and stinging needle that that entailed, this was a cake walk and rather enjoyable.

This is however short lived and you'll quickly reach the ridge which has been leveled and cleared for a rather wide fire line. I built a cairn where I came up for both myself and others in the future.

I then followed the fire line to the summit. There were beautiful views in all directions and once at the summit you'll see two cairns.

Getting to the top made it clear that the fire line could be taken the whole time and this might be better for someone feeling less adventurous, or someone trying to add a little more milage (seriously not much more) because of the drive that it took to get up there. At least its a pretty drive!

After I got back to my car I was feeling like I needed to do more so I searched for more near by peaks with my limited internet and found Peak 3733 which took even less time then this one. Which was fine with my limited day light.

I have a rule that states I have to hike for more time then it took to drive there. This wasn't really done today.

22/50 new mountains for 2014.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:275 ft / 83 m
    Round-Trip Distance:0.8 mi / 1.3 km
    Route:bush whack and fire line
    Trailhead:Glendora Mountain Road marker 7.26 (by Newman Poin  3047 ft / 928 m
    Route Conditions:
Unmaintained Trail, Bushwhack
    Weather:Pleasant, Breezy, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Time:13 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Time:15 Minutes
Ascent Part of Trip: 6/22/14 (0 nights total away from roads)

Complete Trip Sequence:
1Glendora Mountain2014-06-22275 ft / 84 m
2Peak 37332014-06-22533 ft / 162 m
Total Trip Gain: 808 ft / 246 m    Total Trip Loss: 808 ft / 246 m
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Trevor Kent
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