Ascent of Peak 2040 on 2017-05-27

Climber: Michael Sullivan

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Saturday, May 27, 2017
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Peak 2040
    Elevation:2040 ft / 621 m

Ascent Trip Report

Distance: 2.72 miles
Elevation gain/loss: 1420 ft / 1406 ft
Moving time: 2:16
Moving speed: 1.2 mph

Still recovering from surgery but wanted to test myself and this did the trick. Decided to try Keith's first route since I could cleary see the trail in the satellite photos. This would also enable me to look for Juan Rancho SM BM. Parked at the space by the fire station and displayed my adventure pass. Trail was overgrown in spots as all trails are now from the extreme outburst of plants and wildflowers that this wet winter provided. Trail splits and rejoins in many spots and gets steeper and steeper so as long as you head up the ridge you will be fine. Reached the BM location first but found no sign at all of anything. The rocks there seem to have broken off so maybe it is down below and buried. Further up found the fireman's register as Keith had noted. Seems they train on this trail with full gear and time themselves at it. No one had signed since last fall though. This is the highest point still in view of the fire station. Coordinates of this register are N 33.59729 W 117.50430. Shortly after I took a good hard fall after a boulder rolled under my feet but some bushes, white sage, and my pack broke my fall, though i cut open my forearm, donating some blood to the peak. Finally I went further on to the flat summit where I found Terry's register and signed in too. Took my time going down, carefully so as not to fall again. Great views all the way to the ocean and a good little challenge gaining 1300 ft in just over a mile.

Summary Total Data
    Route Conditions:
Unmaintained Trail, Bushwhack, Scramble
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Michael Sullivan
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