Ascent of El Cajon Mountain on 2016-02-03

Climber: Zach Smith

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Wednesday, February 3, 2016
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:El Cajon Mountain
    Elevation:3675 ft / 1120 m

Ascent Trip Report

Cold start (40s) warmed into the 70s and than a breezy/chilly 50s near the summit. I had stashed my jacket within the first half of the trail and wished I hadn't when I sat to rest and eat lunch at the summit.

Surprisingly there were several small random patches of melting snow/ice (!?) the last mile or two approaching the summit and enough running water along the way that I wouldn't have had to carry my own.

I could see several reservoirs from the summit that had been filled to the brim, this being an El Niño year.
Summary Total Data
    Quality:5 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Maintained Trail, Snow on Ground
    Weather:Cool, Breezy

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