Ascent of Monument Peak on 2017-09-05

Climber: Robert Luher

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Tuesday, September 5, 2017
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Monument Peak
    Elevation:6271 ft / 1911 m

Ascent Trip Report

Just north of mile marker 25 there is a small turnout on the east side of the highway with a sign noting "Big Laguna Trail to PCT" Parked at the turnout and followed the trail to the PCT, turning left on the PCT until reaching a use trail leading to the summit. The trail to this point was shaded by pine trees. Once on the use trail to the summit, there was not much shade. The summit was covered with communication towers, but offered a beautiful view of the dessert to the east. Hays Peak (to the north west) looked reachable via a fire break, so decided to bag that peak as well. Returned back toward Monument Peak and followed the use trail back to the PCT and to the parking lot.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:580 ft / 176 m
    Quality:5 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:Hot, Calm, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:580 ft / 176 m
    Distance:1.5 mi / 2.4 km
    Route:Big Laguna Trail, PCT, and Use Trail
    Start Trailhead:Highway S1  5691 ft / 1734 m
    Time:30 Minutes
Descent Statistics
Ascent Part of Trip: Sep 05 Hikes

Complete Trip Sequence:
1Sheephead Mountain2017-09-05367 ft / 112 m
2Monument Peak2017-09-05580 ft / 177 m
3Hays Peak2017-09-05175 ft / 53 m
4Garnet Peak2017-09-05490 ft / 149 m
5Garnet Mountain2017-09-05230 ft / 70 m
6Boucher Hill2017-09-05509 ft / 155 m
Total Trip Gain: 2351 ft / 716 m    Total Trip Loss: 2342 ft / 713 m
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Robert Luher
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