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Viper
Viper
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11/13/2015
Viper
Viper
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Hi all,
I've been reading this forum for awhile and have enjoyed all of the great information. In a couple of weeks, I am planning to hike to the summit of San Ysidro Mountain from the east, specifically from Borrego Palm Canyon using the major ridge that comes in just south of the main palm grove. Information on bagging San Ysidro from the east is very sparse; Schad's book describes hiking up partway and I found only one summitpost description, which has no details. We have already done the Thimble approach (though not all the way to San Ysidro) and are looking for a route that is more challenging. Mainly hoping for info on whether the route is chock full of bushwhacking and bouldering or whether that stuff is only a minor issue.
Appreciate any insight anyone has.
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DHeuschele
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11/13/2015
DHeuschele
DHeuschele
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I have not done the route you describe but I have looked at it from the Indian Head trail - last time was in spring.

It looks rough but not chock full of vegetation. Of course I will caveat this with everything looks smaller from a distance. I would expect it to be slow going and fairly difficult. I would expect it to be about the same as being off the use trail up Indian Head which is slower than being on the use trail but allows fairly steady progress.

Hopefully someone who has done the route can provide better intel.
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rockhopper
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11/13/2015
rockhopper
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Haven't done that route, but going up will be the easy part, coming down will be challenging especially with evening shadows coming. I would use hiking poles for sure. Long pants , long shirt also. Enjoy!
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dsefcik
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11/13/2015
dsefcik
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Another "I haven't done that route" but it looks easy on google earth....wink
Good chance you'll see some bighorn


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