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Ascent of Yaak Mountain on 2012-07-20

Climber: Ken Jones

Others in Party:Karen Jones
----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Friday, July 20, 2012
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Summit:4x4 Vehicle
Peak:Yaak Mountain
    Location:USA-Montana
    Elevation:4995 ft / 1522 m

Ascent Trip Report

If you want to walk the road to this lookout and P2K, see Redwic's summitpost page at http://www.summitpost.org/yaak-mountain/631213.

On the other hand, if you want to make it a drive-up (as we did) you'll need to rent the lookout cabin for at least a night. Try this link: http://www.reserveamerica.com/camping/Yaak_Mtn_Lookout_Rental/r/campgroundDetails.do?contractCode=NRSO&parkId=75252/ (or Google "Yaak Mountain Lookout Rental" if the link has changed). As of 2012 we paid $35 for a night plus a $9 reservation service fee, which allowed us to drive the road and spend the night in the lookout - which has a gas stove/refrigerator/lamp and a clean outhouse at the base, but you have to bring your own water. The sunset view was a "10" and the stars were spectacular as well.

The actual highpoint is next to the parking area in some bushes, not directly under the lookout.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:10 ft / 3 m
    Route:drive-up (with reservation)
    Trailhead:4985 ft / 1519 m



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