Ascent of Lookout Mountain on 2011-10-06
|Other People:||Solo Ascent|
Only Party on Mountain
|Date:||Thursday, October 6, 2011|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Location:||USA-New Mexico|
| Elevation:||11580 ft / 3529 m|
Ascent Trip ReportThe trail to the summit of Lookout Mountain is a decently maintained trail, but one does need to be aware of the routes - there are several trail intersections that are not well marked (other than by trail #, and the # changes from 15 to 25 to 78a). The trail becomes difficult to follow above about 11,000', but fortunately the route is easy to see at that point.
Other than the final 100' or so, this hike is fairly protected against winds, but if your destination is Sierra Blanca Peak (as mine was), be warned that the wind (if heavy) can be brutal beyond the pass between Lookout Mountain and Sierra Blanca Peak- it was enough to turn me back.
I descended the drainage east of Lookout Mountain and found it easy going, but it may be a little loose to ascend.
|Summary Total Data|
| Total Elevation Gain:||1890 ft / 575 m|
| Total Elevation Loss:||1890 ft / 575 m|
| Round-Trip Distance:||6 mi / 9.6 km|
| Quality:||1 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)|
| Route Conditions:||Road Hike, Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail|
| Gear Used:||Ski Poles|
| Gain on way in:||1840 ft / 560 m|
| Gain Breakdown:||Net: 1740 ft / 530 m; Extra: 100 ft / 30m|
| Loss on way in:||100 ft / 30 m|
| Distance:||3.5 mi / 5.6 km|
| Route:||Lookout Mtn Trail|
| Start Trailhead:||Lookout Mtn Trailhead 9840 ft / 2999 m|
| Time:||1 Hours 45 Minutes|
| Loss on way out:||1790 ft / 545 m|
| Loss Breakdown:||Net: 1740 ft / 530 m; Extra: 50 ft / 15m|
| Gain on way out:||50 ft / 15 m|
| Distance:||2.5 mi / 4 km|
| Route:||Drainage east of Lookout Mtn.|
| End Trailhead:||Lookout Mtn Trailhead 9840 ft / 2999 m|
|GPS Data for Ascent/Trip|
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Peaks: climbed and unclimbed by Eric Kassan
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