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Ascent of Yaak Mountain on 2014-07-11

Climber: Ryder Irvine

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Friday, July 11, 2014
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Summit:4x4 Vehicle
Peak:Yaak Mountain
    Location:USA-Montana
    Elevation:4995 ft / 1522 m

Ascent Trip Report

I took Ken Jones advice and booked this lookout as a weekend getaway. See Ken's report for details.
As I sit here enjoying the great views and entering my log in peakbagger (cell service is available on top), I can see the peaks I will be attempting in the next couple days. My fear of heights is starting to subside a little, but this tower is high nonetheless.
The road coming in was pretty good, high clearance may be required towards the end.
Valleys are a bit smokey, but I bet the views will be great in the morning.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:15 ft / 4 m
    Route:Drive Up
    Trailhead:4980 ft / 1517 m
    Grade/Class:Class 1
    Quality:3 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Gear Used:
Hut Camp
    Nights Spent:1 nights away from roads
    Weather:Hot, Calm, Clear



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