Ascent of Mount Orizaba on 2017-04-29

Climber: Mat Kelliher

Others in Party:Tanya Roton
Patricia Arredondo
Winnette Butler -- Trip Report or GPS Track
Date:Saturday, April 29, 2017
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mount Orizaba
    Elevation:2125 ft / 647 m

Ascent Trip Report

***Private Outing***

Took the Ferry out of San Pedro to Avalon and then the Safari Bus from Avalon to the junction of Airport Road and Black Jack Campground Road. Hiked on road all the way in to Orizaba, then on our way back we stopped in at Peak 2080 and then on to Black Jack. We had to climb a couple of fences to get to Orizaba, but there weren't any no trespassing signs posted so we went ahead and did it. Black Jack was fully enclosed by impenetrable fencing topped by barbed wire, so we just walked around the enclosure and claimed the peak. From Black Jack Mtn we hiked back out to where the Safari bus dropped us off and had lunch under the slightly shaded bus stop shelter.

After lunch we headed in to Fletcher Peak, passing the muddy waters of Echo Lake along the way. From Fletcher we observed that a very nice looking peaklet immediately SW of us was actually higher, so we hiked over to it; great views up there, better than on Fletcher, and easier to get up and down than Fletcher was. So we added Peak 1585 to the peakbagger database. From 1585 we headed directly down the SW ridge to a spur road that took us to Airport Road. From here we hiked along the road to the Airport, where we enjoyed a glass or two of wine while waiting for our 5:00 pm bus to arrive.

Total mileage for the day: 9.4 miles, 2,600' gain, about 5.54 hours
Summary Total Data
    Quality:8 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike
    Weather:Hot, Windy, Clear
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Mat Kelliher
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