Ascent of Estepa Benchmark on 2016-05-27

Climber: Winnette Butler

Others in Party:The Colonel Butler
Date:Friday, May 27, 2016
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Estepa Benchmark
    Elevation:2140 ft / 652 m

Ascent Trip Report

Walked up paved road from Estepa Road. Found a benchmark on the hill to the left of the fenced water tower enclosure, but it was scratched up, and I couldn't really read it. There were two nice, very friendly DWP guys taking a break at the water tower, and I asked them if they knew of a BM within the fenced area. They said no, but they saw a mountain lion last week in the middle of the day right where they saw me taking the BM photo. It took off the minute it saw them.

On the way down I was approached by a very irate homeowner on the other side of a fence running parallel to the road who insisted the DWP road was his private property, and I was ordered to leave and never come back. The gate was open when I went up the hill.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:150 ft / 45 m
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Open Country
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:150 ft / 45 m
    Distance:0.7 mi / 1.1 km
    Start Trailhead:1990 ft / 606 m
Descent Statistics

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