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Ascent of Guatay Mountain on 2016-04-13

Climber: Joseph Hirniak

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Wednesday, April 13, 2016
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Guatay Mountain
    Location:USA-California
    Elevation:4885 ft / 1488 m

Ascent Trip Report

Can't say enough good things about this peak: spectacular views on all points of the compass, use trail relatively easy to follow, solitude, and practically, an undesignated wilderness. Started hike at 0944 hr from Pine Creek Trailhead (Adventure Pass required). Tecate Cypress trees visible from trail on upper reaches and just a few yards off trail. Reached summit at 1055 hr., register boxes flooded with water so I didn't bother signing; ran down and back at trailhead by 1158 hr as I had to be back for obligations. Firebreak (trail) very obvious with large metal gate on left while heading up.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:1645 ft / 500 m
    Extra Gain:180 ft / 54 m
    Round-Trip Distance:5.8 mi / 9.3 km
    Route:Firebreak use trail
    Trailhead:Pine Creek Trailhead  3600 ft / 1097 m
    Grade/Class:2
    Quality:8 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Unmaintained Trail
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Clear
mild, stable, cool
Ascent Statistics
    Time:1 Hours 10 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Time:1 Hours 0 Minutes



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