Ascent of Penyagolosa on 2014-10-15
|Others in Party:||Stuart Mackenzie|
|Date:||Wednesday, October 15, 2014|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Motorized Transport to Trailhead:||Car|
| Elevation:||5955 ft / 1815 m|
Ascent Trip ReportHead South from the carpark for about 2.5km ascending steadily. Keep right when two tracks go off to the left on a col. In 250m you leave the wide track for a path which zigzags steeply to the summit and leaves the tree line behind. The summit is an amazing view point used by the forest service as a manned fire watch point from Spring to the middle of October. We saw a family of 3 chamois near the summit and discovered the geocache on our way to the west summit.
The west top from the actual summit of Penyagolosa (2014-10-15). Photo by Susan Mackenzie.
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|Summary Total Data|
| Total Elevation Gain:||1812 ft / 552 m|
| Extra Gain:||20 ft / 6 m|
| Round-Trip Distance:||6.8 mi / 11 km|
| Route:||signed forest track then steep path|
| Trailhead:||Sant Joan de Penyagolosa 4183 ft / 1274 m|
| Quality:||8 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)|
| Route Conditions:||Maintained Trail|
| Gear Used:||Ski Poles|
| Weather:||Pleasant, Calm, Clear|
| Time:||4 Hours |
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