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Ascent of Cook Peak on 2000-06-24

Climber: Frederick Johnson

Others in Party:Pete Yamagata
Date:Saturday, June 24, 2000
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Summit:4x4 Vehicle
Peak:Cook Peak
    Location:USA-California
    Elevation:5405 ft / 1647 m

Ascent Trip Report

From CA 178 east of Lake Isabella turn south on McCray Rd for 1 mile to Cook Peak Rd. This unmaintained dirt road is very narrow and offers some exciting drop-offs as it switchbacks 2,500' or so up the dry, sagebrush-covered mountain. However, the grade averages less than 10%. After crossing a saddle (4.5 miles), the road steepens and in another 0.7 miles reaches the saddle next to Cook Peak. Park here. The road continues 0.1 mile to the radio tower and, separately, a path leads 0.1 mile to the old L.O. site at the summit of Cook Peak. Great views of Lake Isabella and peaks in the surrounding area
Summary Total Data
    Quality:1 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Maintained Trail
    Weather:Good, sunny, warm
Ascent Statistics
    Route:Drive-up
Descent Statistics



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