Ascent of Jones Peak on 2018-06-07

Climber: Sandy Lara

Date:Thursday, June 7, 2018
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Jones Peak
    Elevation:3375 ft / 1028 m

Ascent Trip Report

Climbed from Bailey Canyon to Jones, Hastings, and Yale with KC. Hot day. Had been up to Hastings before but not past it. It is quite steep to get up to the old Mt Wilson Toll Rd from the ridge, but doable. For the descent at that section there is a steel cable that can assist (it gets hot on a hot day, though). From the road, we opted not to go straight up to the saddle on the Yale ridge as it was quite steep and brushy (yucca and other pointy things). We opted to go down the road to where the road crossed the ridge. Hikers have been there, but the route is very brushy from there to the summit of Yale and there are some easy class 2 rocky portions. It was just HOT! The summit had great views but the LA Basin was hazy. We descended by going north on the ridge (we had come up from the south). This has also been traveled, is steep and brushy, but is MUCH shorter. After dropping down to the saddle, there was a use trail that switch-backed steeply down to the Mt Wilson Toll Rd. It was in the shade, so there was much relief from the heat. It's probably the best way to ascend, but might be hard to spot walking on the Road. Most of the Road was now in the shade, so we got a brief respite before descending the Hastings Ridge using the cable and being in the sun for almost the entire balance of the hike.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:4100 ft / 1249 m
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Bushwhack
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:4100 ft / 1249 m
    Distance:10.7 mi / 17.2 km
    Start Trailhead:-725 ft / -220 m
Descent Statistics

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