Ascent of Pleasant Lake Lookout on 2014-07-31

Climber: Gustav Sexauer

Others in Party:Artski
----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Thursday, July 31, 2014
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Motorcycle
Peak:Pleasant Lake Lookout
    Elevation:1870 ft / 569 m

Ascent Trip Report

We turned off of 51 north onto Island Lake Road which is a good gravel road. We took a left quickly after getting on the gravel and then followed the road through a logging area and saw one logging truck. Luckily it wasn't about to run us over like when we tried to ride our motorcycles to Mt. Curwood. We took a left at the next two intersections, getting us onto Gerry Road. We followed this until the turn onto Bend Road. Bend Road is not accurately represented by Garmin or Google! We took Bend west one mile on deteriorating road. The motorcycles handled a bit of soggy road, but would not have made it after a rain. After that mile the road splits, with the left way ending at a wire and being overgrown, and the right way being basically a driveway up to the highpoint. We went up the right and found an open gate at the top. we parked on mowed grass next to a deer hang and in front of an old trailer. This is probably a hunting getaway cabin. The highest point was ten feet south behind a scale in some trees and brush. The mosquitoes were out so we donned a lot of bug spray to go to the second area. We walked the logging road west which was soggy due to a bad septic system. After going through a saddle with high grass the whole way, the road crested and we went south bushwhacking into the woods. It was only a couple of minutes and we were on top of the second area. It had a new fake wood deck, probably for hunting. There wasn't a view out of the trees, but the south face did have less brush. We then followed a faint track NE back to the E-W road instead of bushwhacking. It was only a couple minutes back to the bikes. One more Wisconsin COHP to go for me!
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:111 ft / 33 m
    Total Elevation Loss:111 ft / 33 m
    Round-Trip Distance:0.6 mi / 0.9 km
    Grade/Class:Class 1
    Quality:2 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Unmaintained Trail, Bushwhack
    Weather:Hot, Calm, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:56 ft / 17 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 1 ft / 0 m; Extra: 55 ft / 16m
    Loss on way in:55 ft / 16 m
    Distance:0.3 mi / 0.5 km
    Start Trailhead:1869 ft / 569 m
    Time:8 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:56 ft / 17 m
        Loss Breakdown:Net: 1 ft / 0 m; Extra: 55 ft / 16m
    Gain on way out:55 ft / 16 m
    Distance:0.3 mi / 0.4 km
    End Trailhead:1869 ft / 569 m
    Time:8 Minutes

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