Ascent of Jacumba Mountain on 2018-01-27

Climber: Sandy Lara

Date:Saturday, January 27, 2018
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Jacumba Mountain
    Elevation:4512 ft / 1375 m

Ascent Trip Report

Third time's the charm. We planned to do Jacumba in April after leading Indianhead at the HPS Spring Fling that was held in Anza Borrego, and Sombrero which we led the next day. However, we didn't know the road to the Jacumba TH from the south was so rough, and ended up sleeping in our camper on the side of that road and retreating to home the next day. Then we planned to do Jacumba in December after Pico Risco and Pescadores, but Peter got the flu and we headed straight home. So now we knew to do it from the DPS Route B TH and we were healthy and had a pleasant, if a bit windy, day--but I would guess that is often the case based on all the windmills in the area. We started up the wash and did a lot of boulder hopping until we realized that there was a use trail for much of the route. The Mortero Palms are something to see, just a whole bunch of them in an area that must have some water. Try to avoid walking under them, though, as he fallen fronds are quite slippery. We followed Jim Morehouse's descent track from his hike there on 12/29/17. It goes well and has a few fun dry waterfalls to negotiate. Stats include a short wrong turn and its correction.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:2850 ft / 868 m
    Route Conditions:
Unmaintained Trail, Open Country, Scramble
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:2850 ft / 868 m
    Distance:7.4 mi / 11.9 km
    Start Trailhead:1662 ft / 506 m
Descent Statistics

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