Ascent of Lookout Peak on 2012-09-03
|Date:||Monday, September 3, 2012|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Motorized Transport to Summit:||4x4 Vehicle|
| Elevation:||9584 ft / 2921 m|
Ascent Trip ReportUsed Pete Yamagata's old Northern Sierra Peaks Guidebook for drive and hike routes. This peak is on the Tahoe-OGUL peaks list. For the drive route, I turned south off of Hwy 4 in Pacific Valley and drove through the campground. This turn is about 3/4 of a mile east of Pacific Grade summit. Getting in late, I camped at the far end of the campground where there is a loop road and the beginning of a jeep road. This campground was really quite nice and had reasonably clean pit toilets. And there was no camping fee!
In the morning, I drove up the jeep road in my 4x4 Jeep, but got only 0.4 mile before being stopped by a short, rough section of rock. I parked here and started hiking up the Jeep road to its end at a fence and trailhead. The trail to the left goes up Marshall Canyon, which I followed for about a mile to the point where it crosses the main river. I left the trail here and headed north through trees and light brush to the summit.
|Summary Total Data|
| Total Elevation Gain:||1934 ft / 589 m|
| Round-Trip Distance:||6.2 mi / 10 km|
| Route:||Marshall Canyon trail/south slope|
| Trailhead:||Pacific Valley jeep trail 7650 ft / 2331 m|
| Grade/Class:||Class 1|
| Quality:||4 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)|
| Route Conditions:||Road Hike, Maintained Trail, Open Country|
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