Ascent of Forebay Lookout on 2019-05-24

Climber: Jim Retemeyer

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Friday, May 24, 2019
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Forebay Lookout
    Elevation:2800 ft / 853 m

Ascent Trip Report

I took the Camp Nine Road from Parrots Ferry Road. I followed it for over six miles to a bridge which crossed the New Melones Reservoir. This is not one of the bridges further down. From here I drove on the other side of the river/reservoir for about a half mile to FR3N03 and followed it up to the ridge. Then I took FR4N05 until I came upon a gate. I parked 20 or 30 feet back and then walked past the gate and dam. Then I took the first right, then another right and now you see the little lake that feeds water to the power station down on the Stanislaus River. You will also notice a lesser of a dirt road to the left. Follow it about a half mile to the concrete remains of a lookout.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:320 ft / 97 m
    Total Elevation Loss:320 ft / 97 m
    Round-Trip Distance:1.3 mi / 2.1 km
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Unmaintained Trail
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:320 ft / 97 m
    Distance:0.8 mi / 1.3 km
    Start Trailhead:2480 ft / 755 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:320 ft / 97 m
    Distance:0.5 mi / 0.8 km
    End Trailhead:2480 ft / 755 m

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