Ascent of El Toro on 2016-05-30
|Others in Party:||Abram G|
|Date:||Monday, May 30, 2016|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Location:||Puerto Rico|
| Elevation:||3524 ft / 1074 m|
Ascent Trip ReportThis trail is no longer maintained (officially marked "closed").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|
| Time:||1 Hours 45 Minutes|
| Time:||1 Hours 15 Minutes|
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