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Ascent of Stateline Lookout on 2018-11-21

Climber: William Harwood

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Wednesday, November 21, 2018
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Stateline Lookout
    Location:USA-California
    Elevation:7017 ft / 2138 m

Ascent Trip Report

I decided to hike to the Lookout and the unnamed hill above from my family's rented vacation home on Gonowabie Drive near the lake shore. The trip to the lookout was very comfortable; the whole trip was on paved roads. The lookout point has restroom facilities but they weren't open during this trip. The vistas from the point were very nice. The trek to Peak 7350 begins down the road from the lookout point with a rather obvious dirt trail headed up hill. The trail is very clearly marked up until the trail moves from the east side of the ridge to the west. There is an ess curve at this point and to get to the peak, one needs to keep to the ridge. There are a number of different lines up the hillside here, all of which seem sufficient. If you go beyond the ess curve, you can get back to the ridge line by using a steep rocky stair trail on the east side of the trail. Ultimately, the trail ends on a flat topped hill with a rocky outcrop on the east side which I estimate to be the high point. The views of the lake and surroundings are magnificent. Heading down the hill, I biased to the west as that is where the more established trail is. If you were to start the hike at the fire road gate, it would probably by around a mile and a half round trip. They are easy miles and well worth the hour or so it would take you.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:717 ft / 218 m
    Total Elevation Loss:521 ft / 158 m
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike
    Weather:Cool, Calm, Partly Cloudy
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:717 ft / 218 m
    Route:Lakeview Ave. to Fire Road
    Start Trailhead:Lower Gonowabie Drive  6300 ft / 1920 m
    Time:1 Hours 15 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:521 ft / 158 m
    Route:Fire Road
    End Trailhead:Peak 7350 Trailhead  6496 ft / 1979 m
    Time:5 Minutes
Ascent Part of Trip: Crystal Bay Day Hike (0 nights total away from roads)

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDateGain
1Stateline Lookout2018-11-21717 ft / 219 m
2Peak 73502018-11-21854 ft / 260 m
Total Trip Gain: 1571 ft / 479 m    Total Trip Loss: 1571 ft / 479 m



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