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Ascent of Lightning Peak-East Summit on 2020-05-30

Climber: Craig Willis

Date:Saturday, May 30, 2020
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Lightning Peak-East Summit
    Location:USA-Washington
    Elevation:4600 ft / 1402 m

Ascent Trip Report

I have added this summit to Peakbagger for two reasons:
REASON #1: The east summit is where the register is located, and where ~99% of visitors stop climbing.
REASON #2: The true summit, located further west, is not where the fire lookout camp used to be located. It should not be shown as the lookout location. In actuality, the pointed east summit is not where the fire lookout camp would have been located, either. That distinction would go to one of two small areas down the ridge to the east of the east summit.

In reality, to qualify for the "Lookout Hiking Peak" one should just go to the east summit. But that is just this one person's opinion.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:3800 ft / 1158 m
    Trailhead:800 ft / 243 m
    Quality:7 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Open Country, Snow on Ground, Snow Climb
    Gear Used:
Ice Axe, Crampons, Ski Poles
    Weather:Drizzle, Pleasant, Breezy, Overcast



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