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Ascent of Lookout Mountain on 2012-05-04

Climber: Richard Oestreicher

Date:Friday, May 4, 2012
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Lookout Mountain
    Location:USA-New Mexico
    Elevation:11580 ft / 3529 m

Ascent Trip Report

I took the trail from the trailhead just north of the ski area parking. I had done it once before. It's longer than going up the ski slopes but a more pleasant hike. There are a couple of trail junctions; veer left at these. The trail climbs quite slowly for the first mile and a quarter, less than 400 feet elevation gain. After that it climbs slightly more quickly, but the only part of the ascent that's steep is the last few hundred feet up from the ridge line to the ski structures grouped around the Lookout knob. i continued on wirh an unsuccessful attempt at Sierra Blanca. My ascent statistics are to the top of Lookout and then to the saddle between Lookout and SB. The descent I included with my Sierra Blanca report.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:1830 ft / 557 m
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:Extremely Windy
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:1830 ft / 557 m
    Extra Loss:100 ft / 30 m
    Distance:4.3 mi / 6.9 km
    Trailhead:trailhead  9850 ft / 3002 m
    Time Up:2 Hours 
Descent Statistics



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