Ascent of Cerro de Punta on 2014-03-02
|Other People:||Solo Ascent|
|Date:||Sunday, March 2, 2014|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Motorized Transport to Trailhead:||Car|
|Peak:||Cerro de Punta|
| Location:||Puerto Rico|
| Elevation:||4390 ft / 1338 m|
Ascent Trip ReportI spent the morning driving across the island from the north coast. The roads got very thin and windy and I lost cell reception so the GPS wasn't really working. Once I got south of the main range the route straightened out and I was able to find the trailhead just off the side of the highway. There is a one-lane, paved road that could be possible by car but it is quite steep and the surrounding jungle is encroaching on it. I left the car behind and walked up the path.
It took less than a half hour to walk the steep, paved road that wound around the peak. I passed by some radio towers before climbing the stairs to a small monument, indicating Puerto Rico's highpoint. From there I could see both the north and south coasts of the island.
|Summary Total Data|
| Total Elevation Gain:||670 ft / 204 m|
| Trailhead:||Side of Highway 3720 ft / 1133 m|
| Grade/Class:||Class 1|
| Quality:||2 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)|
| Route Conditions:||Road Hike|
| Weather:||Pleasant, Breezy, Partly Cloudy|
| Time:||30 Minutes|
| Time:||20 Minutes|
|GPS Data for Ascent/Trip|
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