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2 DAY TRIP- Southern California Prominent Peaks (exploratory)

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  • I'll be in touch with you regarding details like where we're meeting and potential for carpooling. *PLEASE DO NOT CHANGE THIS WORDING*
  • This is a weekend trip to summit a few prominent peaks in Southern California
    Hot Springs Peak - 6,533' elevation, 2,600' prominence and highest point of San Diego County
    Toro Peak - 8,716' elevation, 3,996' prominence
    Granite Mountain - 4,331' elevation, 3,314' prominence and on the DPS list

    The plan is to camp partway down on Friday night, hike Hot Springs Mountain and Toro Peak on Saturday (both are road hikes, where we should be able choose the distance we want to hike, based on timing and how we feel).  Saturday evening we will head towards Granite Mountain where we will camp at the trailhead to ensure an early start as Sunday will likely be warm.  An early start should also allow us to return to Las Vegas at a reasonable hour (late afternoon)

    Total Distance: maybe 8 miles Saturday, 10 miles round trip Sunday
    Total Elevation Gain: maybe 2,000' on Saturday, 3,500' on Sunday
    Altitude: 1,000' - 8,716'
    Terrain Description: Road hikes on Saturday, class 1-3 on Sunday with maybe a use trail
    Approximate Hiking Time: 4 hours Saturday, 7 hours Sunday

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    To participate in this outing, you must be a current, paid member of LVMC. You can obtain a membership via this link: The fee is $40 per year for a family/roommates or $30 per year for an individual. Please contact your organizer if you have any questions.


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  • Laura N.

    Hey Eric. I just drove by the gate for toro and it's locked. Not sure when it will open up again but you can call the forest service. They might be able to give you current conditions.

    March 13, 2014

    • Mark M.

      yes, gate was locked at hwy 74 this past Sunday. Looked like there was some snow up near the summit on the north facing slopes. It may melt out and they could reopen the road by then, I would call early next week.

      March 13, 2014

    • Eric K.

      They say the gate will be locked until May(?!) - I need to reevaluate whether it still makes sense to combine Grantite with the others given a Toro replacement would be further away

      March 17, 2014


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