Ascent of Cuyamaca Peak on 2016-01-02

Climber: Eric Kassan

Others in Party:Angela Kassan
Date:Saturday, January 2, 2016
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Cuyamaca Peak
    Elevation:6512 ft / 1984 m

Ascent Trip Report

The campground at the base is nice (even has showers), but I'm still not sure it was worth $30/night.

In winter both the campground and the road up the mountain can have snow and ice, as we found out first hand. That said, it was an enjoyable, relatively easy hike, with great views. The very summit is a couple boulders with brush covering half, so they don't have the best views or comfort for relaxing. Fortunately, just 20 feet or so to the south is a large clearing which has both better views and large flat areas for relaxing (and even a building to block the wind, if there is any).
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:1592 ft / 485 m
    Total Elevation Loss:1592 ft / 485 m
    Round-Trip Distance:5.5 mi / 8.9 km
    Quality:1 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Snow on Ground
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:1592 ft / 485 m
    Distance:2.9 mi / 4.7 km
    Route:Lookout Road
    Start Trailhead:Campground @ 4920'  4920 ft / 1499 m
    Time:2 Hours 15 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:1592 ft / 485 m
    Distance:2.6 mi / 4.2 km
    Route:Lookout Road
    End Trailhead:Campground @ 4920'  4920 ft / 1499 m
    Time:1 Hours 15 Minutes
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Eric Kassan
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