Ascent of Yaak Mountain on 2012-07-20
|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|
| Elevation:||4995 ft / 1522 m|
Ascent Trip ReportIf 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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