Ascent of San Mateo Peak on 2015-11-04

Climber: Joseph Hirniak

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Wednesday, November 4, 2015
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:San Mateo Peak
    Elevation:3591 ft / 1094 m

Ascent Trip Report

Left Morgan Trailhead (which was 2.5 miles from junction of Ortega/Hwy 74) at 9:53 am and summitted exactly an hour later at 10:53 am. Climbed all the summit boulders and headed back down at 11:10 am. Back at Morgan Trailhead at 11:58 am. Only soul on trail/mountain. It had rained the night before but no water present in stream beds. Weather was good with temperatures between 54 and 61 degrees Fahrenheit, sunny, scattered clouds with light breeze. Saw a Pacific Gopher Snake trailside on way down. Followed route directions from Aug. 2015 post on PB and they were superb!
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San Mateo Peak from Ortega Hwy (2015-11-04). Photo by Joseph Hirniak.
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Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:951 ft / 289 m
    Extra Gain:100 ft / 30 m
    Round-Trip Distance:4.9 mi / 7.9 km
    Route:San Mateo Peak use-trail
    Trailhead:2840 ft / 865 m
    Quality:6 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail
    Weather:Pleasant, Breezy, Partly Cloudy
Ascent Statistics
    Time:1 Hours 0 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Time:48 Minutes

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