Ascent of Lookout Mountain on 2015-02-17

Climber: Sandy Lara

Date:Tuesday, February 17, 2015
Ascent Type:Unsuccessful - Turned Back
Peak:Lookout Mountain
    Elevation:5400 ft / 1645 m

Ascent Trip Report

The last time I did this was in 2002 when another route was available. Now that route is considered private property, so Peter and I tried the HPS route. We left the PCT at 5040' as described and climbed the ridge up a ducked route. But we ran into a fence, so we returned part way, found another duck, and went from there, but ran into the same fence. We retreated down to 5040' and continued further on the PCT to a gully that allowed passage (brushy, no ducks), but eventually ran into the same fence (not in the same place). Now we were getting close to sunset, so we exited down the gully and made our way back to the car. Need to get more input on whether this fence is new and what the legal way to the peak is, if there is one.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:565 ft / 172 m
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:565 ft / 172 m
    Distance:2.2 mi / 3.6 km
    Start Trailhead:4835 ft / 1473 m
Descent Statistics

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