Ascent of Rattlesnake Mountain on 2017-02-25
|Others in Party:||Jim Green|
|Date:||Saturday, February 25, 2017|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Motorized Transport to Trailhead:||Car|
| Elevation:||6131 ft / 1868 m|
Ascent Trip ReportInstead of taking the traditional route to the summit from Coxey Road we decided to add several miles and a significant elevation gain to what would otherwise be a pretty easy hike. From our park point along JF3330 near Arrastre Falls, we followed stream beds, ridge lines, a few motorcycle trails, and what appeared to be the most logical cross country route to the top of the mountain. On the return trip we explored random canyons and did some boulder hopping before eventually rejoining the route we used on the ascent. There were several brushy and rocky areas that required us to alter our course slightly but for the most part we encountered few obstacles along the way.
Luna Mountain and the distant San Gabriel Range from the summit of Rattlesnake Mountain (2017-02-25). Photo by Jay Smith.
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|Summary Total Data|
| Total Elevation Gain:||3520 ft / 1072 m|
| Total Elevation Loss:||3520 ft / 1072 m|
| Round-Trip Distance:||10.4 mi / 16.8 km|
| Quality:||6 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)|
| Route Conditions:||Road Hike, Unmaintained Trail, Open Country, Scramble|
| Gear Used:||Ski Poles|
| Weather:||Cool, Windy, Partly Cloudy|
Nice, for the most part, but a few windy areas including the summit
| Gain on way in:||2639 ft / 804 m|
| Gain Breakdown:||Net: 2121 ft / 646 m; Extra: 518 ft / 157m|
| Loss on way in:||518 ft / 157 m|
| Distance:||4.8 mi / 7.8 km|
| Start Trailhead:||4010 ft / 1222 m|
| Loss on way out:||3002 ft / 915 m|
| Loss Breakdown:||Net: 2121 ft / 646 m; Extra: 881 ft / 268m|
| Gain on way out:||881 ft / 268 m|
| Distance:||5.6 mi / 9 km|
| End Trailhead:||4010 ft / 1222 m|
|GPS Data for Ascent/Trip|
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