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Ascent of Fuerte de Vieques on 2016-03-23

Climber: William Musser

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Wednesday, March 23, 2016
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Fuerte de Vieques
    Location:Puerto Rico
    Elevation:148 ft / 45 m

Ascent Trip Report

While the group waited for table to eat breakfast, I was yearning to get some steps in and see the sea from above. I saw the fortification from above the Isabel II downtown and thought it might be a nice hike up. I hiked down to the sea and found some steps near the water for my TH. The I walked briskly up through the downtown and up through a local neighborhood turning in many directions (there were no direct routes) and found the museum and old fortification walls. It was TUES and closed to be open on WED. I walked past the chain and touched the HP, looked over the wall by the cannon and saw the town and water below and then headed back in another direction. I walked past a 4 foot iguana in the street that did not flinch when I walked past him. I guess at that size you have no fear. Breakfast at small market downtown where they made wonderful breakfast sandwiches with homemade sausage.

Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:203 ft / 61 m
    Total Elevation Loss:60 ft / 17 m
    Round-Trip Distance:2 mi / 3.2 km
    Grade/Class:1
    Quality:3 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike
    Weather:Hot, Breezy, Partly Cloudy
88F
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:168 ft / 51 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 143 ft / 44 m; Extra: 25 ft / 7m
    Loss on way in:25 ft / 7 m
    Distance:1 mi / 1.6 km
    Route:Meander steets from Isabel II to top
    Start Trailhead:stairs near the ocean in Isabel II  5 ft / 1 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:35 ft / 10 m
    Gain on way out:35 ft / 10 m
    Distance:1 mi / 1.6 km
    Route:meander streets back to car



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