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simplifyRoute: Mt Manuel  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Feb 8, 2006


Overgrown brush and dead trees mark the last 1 mile to the peak. Overall a good demanding trail.
Posted Feb 22, 2006 4:23 am

puma_patrickRoute Climbed: Oak Grove Tr/ Mt Manuel Tr Date Climbed: 03/26/05  Sucess!


Nice spring day.Some sping color. This hike is a good workout. The summit clouded over just before the approch. 5hours round trip.
Posted Feb 27, 2005 12:32 pm

fedakRoute Climbed: Manuel Trail Date Climbed: 1-Jan-2005  Sucess!


Quick dayhike between between storm systems. Peak was clouded over but it didn't rain. Still a fair amount of down trees on the trail.

Pics are here
Posted Jan 3, 2005 11:48 pm

daveheadRoute Climbed: Mount Manuel Trail Date Climbed: 5/28/04  Sucess!
This trail is pretty overgrown beginning about 2000 ft elevation to the summit. I spent a lot of time bent over and working my way through the brush. There were a lot of flies this time of year as well. It was a great work out to ensure I was prepared to climb Junipero Serra the following week. The weather was perfect, partly cloudy and temps around 70. There are great views much of the way as well. I was impressed with the views inland toward the Vantana Wilderness Area.
Posted Jun 15, 2004 8:25 pm

Matthew HollimanRoute Climbed: Mt. Manuel Date Climbed: April 19, 2003  Sucess!

Matthew Holliman

Manuel Peak is one of those peaks where at the end of the day, I knew I'd climbed it, but I couldn't tell you for sure where/when it was! All I know is it was one of the little bumps we climbed along the ridge.

The hike via Post Summit was very pleasant; perfect weather and abundant wildflowers made for a highly enjoyable day.
Posted Apr 20, 2003 1:31 pm

Bob BurdRoute Climbed: Mt Manuel Trail (ascent) / East Molera Trail (descent) Date Climbed: April 19, 2003  Sucess!

Bob Burd

Climbed with Matthew. A fine day for hiking, but the Mt. Manuel Trail leaves much to be desired. It is in badly deteriorating condition, which much poison oak to keep one on one's toes. Our original goal was to attempt cross-country from Mt. Manuel to either Kandlebiner, or if we were really good, all the way to Ventana Double Cone. That turned out to be something close to insanity. The brush is much too brutal. We had a hard enough time trying to stay on the so-called trail.

We traversed north from Mt. Manuel to Post Summit along the Cabezo Prieto ridge, then down via another much more pleasant route I later found is called the East Molera Trail. We ran into two hikers that we talked into reversing our route so we could use their car to drive the 6mi back to ours. Amazing how things work out sometimes... About 12.5mi according to Tom Hopkins, took us about 7 1/4hrs.

Trip Report
Posted Apr 20, 2003 8:06 am

mpbroRoute Climbed: trail Date Climbed: 11 November 2002  Sucess!


Very hot in the sun, some crummy sections on the trail below, but fantastic views to the east, south, and west.
Posted Nov 13, 2002 11:48 am

JohnRoute Climbed: Mount Manuel Trail Date Climbed: Jan 1, 2002  Sucess!


Clouds and rain, clouds and rain make for a very nice hike, but not for good photos :-P Didn't see a single person on the trail but saw many down at the trailhead and at the restaurant / giftshop.
Posted Jan 2, 2002 9:16 am

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