Ascent of Mount Deception on 2017-02-24

Climber: Larry Pitman

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Friday, February 24, 2017
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mount Deception
    Elevation:5796 ft / 1766 m

Ascent Trip Report

On February 24 2017, I took a right on Mount Wilson Road at the Red Box Ranger Station. I had gotten a late start so I didn't leave the car till 11am. Beautiful clear blue skies, a chilly 40 degrees and no wind. I walked up the Mt. Disappointment Fire Road, 2N52. Easy two miles to the saddle as you wind your way up the north side of the western front range of the San Gabriels. At the saddle jump on the use trail headed west, up the ridge. I had a little snow up this ridge, it was slippery. Arrived at the top to southwest winds, 3-5 mph, partly cloudy cirrus skies and a temperature of 50 degrees at 12:30pm. Ate lunch and headed down, uneventful, easy peak bag # 29.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:1036 ft / 315 m
    Total Elevation Loss:1036 ft / 315 m
    Round-Trip Distance:4.7 mi / 7.6 km
    Grade/Class:class 1
    Quality:5 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Unmaintained Trail
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:Cool, Calm, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:1036 ft / 315 m
    Distance:2.4 mi / 3.8 km
    Route:Forest Service road 2N52 to use trail
    Start Trailhead:Mt. Disappointment road trailhead  4760 ft / 1450 m
    Time:1 Hours 30 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:1036 ft / 315 m
    Distance:2.4 mi / 3.8 km
    Route:Forest Service road 2N52 to use trail
    End Trailhead:My Disappointment road trailhead  4760 ft / 1450 m

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