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Ascent of Chula Vista Lookout on 2016-03-04

Climber: William Musser

Date:Friday, March 4, 2016
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Chula Vista Lookout
    Location:USA-Texas
    Elevation:1267 ft / 386 m

Ascent Trip Report

DO NOT attempt this location. I entered this "highpoint" as a place holder in order to help me find a hike i researched in a hiking trail book that did not properly show where the lookout was relative to the topographic contours. I presumed (wrongly) that the "lookout" was located on top of this nearby knob but it is not. It is right off of the Far Reaches Trail. The "peak" got accepted before I could vet it properly and now it is in the database. I did not realize that until I was out looking for the peak off of one of my own database searched of peaks in the area thinking that someone else had entered it after actually standing on the peak.

After about 5 attempts to bushwhack to the coordinate points, through nasty terrain, I finally found it and realized it was not the lookout; but rather, just a small knob near the lookout. Worse off, when I looked to see who erroneously entered this "peak" into the database it was me!!! Yikes! I was the dummy!

This is not a destination or highpoint. It is a miserable bushwhack to a small knob with little prominence and no views. The vista lookout is before it to the right along the trail with a nice bench to sit on. Do not attempt this particular coordinate. There are better destinations in the SNA.
Summary Total Data
    Quality:1 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Bushwhack



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