Ascent of El Toro on 2016-05-30

Climber: Michael Wanberg

Others in Party:Abram G
Date:Monday, May 30, 2016
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:El Toro
    Location:Puerto Rico
    Elevation:3524 ft / 1074 m

Ascent Trip Report

This trail is no longer maintained (officially marked "closed"). We were told be a local municipal worker that it hasn't been maintained for about 10 years and isn't expected to be going forward.
At first it isn't too bad, with a small amount of downed brush that has been cut through, but the biggest challenge proved to be the mud-holes up high. At one point we found ourselves in mud/clay nearly up to our knees.

There were four Puerto-Ricans camped out on the summit, but apart from them we didn't see anyone.

Expect an adventure and you should be alright if you're used to off-trail travel/bushwhacking.

Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:1755 ft / 534 m
    Extra Gain:100 ft / 30 m
    Round-Trip Distance:5 mi / 8 km
    Route:old trail
    Trailhead:El Toro west TH (PR-186)  1969 ft / 600 m
    Grade/Class:Class 3
    Quality:5 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Unmaintained Trail, Stream Ford, Scramble
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:Raining, Pleasant, Windy, Low Clouds
Tropical rainstorm
Ascent Statistics
    Time:1 Hours 45 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Time:1 Hours 15 Minutes

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