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Ascent of Palomar Observatory on 2018-06-20

Climber: Jeffrey Swain

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Wednesday, June 20, 2018
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Palomar Observatory
    Location:USA-California
    Elevation:5571 ft / 1698 m

Ascent Trip Report

This is basically a drive-up. I only did it to record a track on my GAIA app.

Trailhead was the parking lot and it was a short meander from the gate into the visitor center, to the fence on the right (I was trying to get a picture of a barking squirrel), to the Observatory, into the viewing area, down the stairs, out the front door, circumnavigating the dome, chasing another barking squirrel, back to the observatory to use the rest room, and back to the car.

It was a beautiful day and time was short. Next time, I'll try from the campground.

Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:37 ft / 11 m
    Total Elevation Loss:37 ft / 11 m
    Round-Trip Distance:1 mi / 1.5 km
    Quality:1 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Maintained Trail
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm
Bright and sunny
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:37 ft / 11 m
    Distance:0.5 mi / 0.8 km
    Route:Pedestrian walkway
    Start Trailhead:Parking lot near gate.  5534 ft / 1686 m
    Time:17 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:37 ft / 11 m
    Distance:0.5 mi / 0.8 km
    Route:Pedestrian walkway
    End Trailhead:Parking lot near gate  5534 ft / 1686 m
    Time:17 Minutes
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip


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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Jeffrey Swain
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