Ascent of Lakeview Peak on 2007-09-21

Climber: Eric Noel

Others in Party:Ken Jones
Date:Friday, September 21, 2007
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Hi-Clearance Vehicle
Peak:Lakeview Peak
    Elevation:3868 ft / 1178 m

Ascent Trip Report

EN:"We took the same route as Klenke and others who have traveled these roads before. After going about seven or so miles we ran into a gate here. It was signed as closed to motorized recreation though walk-in visitation seemed permissable. The gate was locked so we walked it and naturally we immediately came across 5 ATVers who had used a rough track to the east of the gate to circumvent the obstacle that had stopped us. We continued on uneventfully and made the summit and return in short order. The round-trip distance from the gate was about 5 miles with about 1000 feet of gain plus a few ups and downs. The road would be driveable up until very close to the summit if not for this gate. There may be a way to detour around this gate to the east, but we didn't bother to poke around as we just wanted to get it done. Except for the sign forbidding motorized use beyond the gate there were no other signs forbidding access to the property and no other gates. Honestly, a 4WD vehicle could have used the ATV path to get around the gate, at least as of the time of our trip, but then you'd be going against the rules of the property owner just to save a fairly modest roadwalk.

"Like most of these low elevation peaks with roads to the top, I think the choice on Lakeview is between doing it in summer while driving up to get the thing done as quickly as possible or doing this as a spring snowshoe trip to make it a bit more enjoyable but longer outing. We opted for the former as we felt this made for a good combo with Lemei Rock which we did earlier in the day; total hiking was maybe 12 miles and 3000+ feet of gain. We left after work and car camped at Lemei the night before- you could do both peaks and the driving all in one day but if you drive both ways from Seattle along with both hikes it would be a long day. Alternatively, you could substitute Goat 4965 instead of Lemei Rock and that pairing would work quite well too." --Eric Noel, September 21, 2007
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:1332 ft / 405 m
    Extra Gain:150 ft / 45 m
    Round-Trip Distance:5 mi / 8 km
    Trailhead:Road 6690  2836 ft / 864 m
    Grade/Class:Class 1
    Quality:3 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Open Country
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:Hot, Calm, Clear

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