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Ascent of Iron Mountain on 2017-11-20

Climber: William Musser

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Monday, November 20, 2017
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Iron Mountain
    Location:USA-California
    Elevation:2696 ft / 821 m

Ascent Trip Report

City of Poway maintains this park and the trails are in beautiful shape. A class 1 hike of 6 miles RT. easy and very scenic. Despite its popularity, the meandering switch backs through the back country give you a feeling of some solitude interrupted by passing many people. This was the most scenic peak I climbed during my entire trip to San Diego and hitting many of the peaks on the SD200 list. My favorite peak. Again, this peak has views of the cities, nearby peaks and wilderness areas, and the ocean. This peak has not fire damage like other mountains in the SD area so you get a better feel for what the terrain looked like before the big fire of 2003. About 1,000 feet of gain in 3 miles (plus some add gain each way) so close to around 1200 total.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:1265 ft / 385 m
    Total Elevation Loss:180 ft / 54 m
    Round-Trip Distance:6 mi / 9.7 km
    Grade/Class:1
    Quality:7 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Clear
75 to 80 F
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:1175 ft / 358 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 1085 ft / 330 m; Extra: 90 ft / 27m
    Loss on way in:90 ft / 27 m
    Distance:3 mi / 4.8 km
    Route:standard route of 3 miles each way
    Start Trailhead:standard parking lot   1611 ft / 491 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:90 ft / 27 m
    Gain on way out:90 ft / 27 m
    Distance:3 mi / 4.8 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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