Ascent of Hot Springs Mountain on 2016-01-17
|Date:||Sunday, January 17, 2016|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
|Peak:||Hot Springs Mountain|
| Elevation:||6533 ft / 1991 m|
Ascent Trip Reportbooth was staffed at 9am on sunday. paid $10. the chain that eric kassan described was in place, so the round trip would be 10 miles.
about 2 miles up the trail the road was covered with snow, and it remained covered almost the entire way up. there were a few icy patches so i put on yaktrax... which proved to be overkill as the only ice was over with pretty early on.
subjectively i liked palomar better the day before, because the views were somewhat continuous. on hot springs mountain there are trees obscuring the view during most of the ascent/descent, you really only get a peek at the views once you finally get up to the level of the watchtower.
|Summary Total Data|
| Total Elevation Gain:||2560 ft / 779 m|
| Extra Gain:||285 ft / 86 m|
| Round-Trip Distance:||10 mi / 16.1 km|
| Trailhead:||4543 ft / 1384 m|
| Route Conditions:||Road Hike, Snow on Ground, Scramble|
| Gear Used:||Crampons, Ski Poles|
| Time:||2 Hours 40 Minutes|
| Time:||2 Hours 50 Minutes|
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