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Ascent of Fletcher Island High Point on 2017-11-19

Climber: William Musser

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Sunday, November 19, 2017
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Fletcher Island High Point
    Location:USA-California
    Elevation:4680 ft / 1426 m

Ascent Trip Report

parked at the paved parking near the fenced off mine site. Hiked on some of the maintained trails and then popped up each hill and looked at the other fenced in rock feature and worked down to the lake. Went down and touched water. Then hiked up the small hill. Not a big deal here. The most exciting thing I saw was a large pine tree that was riddles with holes from woodpecker insect foraging that had most of the holes filled in by some sort of squirrel that had cached hundreds of acorns in the holes. It was interesting - the tree looked like it had been decorated with acorns but they went up the 3 foot diameter tree about 15 feet upwards!

Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:370 ft / 112 m
    Total Elevation Loss:290 ft / 87 m
    Round-Trip Distance:1.4 mi / 2.3 km
    Grade/Class:1
    Quality:4 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Open Country
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:210 ft / 64 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 80 ft / 24 m; Extra: 130 ft / 39m
    Loss on way in:130 ft / 39 m
    Distance:0.8 mi / 1.3 km
    Route:maintained trails and open country up and down the
    Start Trailhead:parking lot by mining site  4600 ft / 1402 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:160 ft / 48 m
    Gain on way out:160 ft / 48 m
    Distance:0.6 mi / 1 km
Ascent Part of Trip: SanDiego-2

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDateGain
1Otay Mountain2017-11-18 a956 ft / 291 m
2Otay Mountain Wilderness High Point2017-11-18 b351 ft / 107 m
5Cuyamaca Peak2017-11-19 a1682 ft / 513 m
6Stonewall Peak2017-11-19 b880 ft / 268 m
7Middle Peak2017-11-19 c1223 ft / 373 m
8Fletcher Island High Point2017-11-19 d370 ft / 113 m
10(Attempt) San Miguel Mountain2017-11-20 a410 ft / 125 m
11Mother Miguel Mountain2017-11-20 b1097 ft / 334 m
12Iron Mountain2017-11-20 c1265 ft / 386 m
Total Trip Gain: 8234 ft / 2510 m    Total Trip Loss: 2067 ft / 629 m



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