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Ascent of Apgar Lookout on 2017-07-07

Climber: Matt Sedlak

Date:Friday, July 7, 2017
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Apgar Lookout
    Location:USA-Montana
    Elevation:5236 ft / 1595 m

Ascent Trip Report

I headed over to the trailhead, which was only about a 10 minute drive, parked with the two other cars there and headed out on the Apgar Lookout trail. I could see the summit of Apgar to my right and I had been hiking for half a mile that way wondering when the heck this trail was going to turn towards the mountain. I checked the guide book and it said the trail would turn after 0.8 mile, but it didn’t. Becoming more worried that I was on the wrong trail I checked my mileage again and I was at about 1.3 miles in. Then two young ladies came down the trail the opposite way, so I asked, and they confirmed for me that this was indeed the Apgar Lookout Trail. They also explained that this trail has really long switchbacks. So the trail did not turn until I was at about the 2 mile mark. And it turned in the correct direction. Now the trail started getting steeper as well. There were two more switchback turns before the trail led to the top where the lookout was. The lookout tower was a little different for me, just two stories high with a 360 deck up one flight of stairs. The lookouts back east are sometime 8 to 10 stories high with the lookout deck on top of course. The views were not a true 360 however - some of the views were obscured by nearby trees unfortunately.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:1991 ft / 606 m
    Round-Trip Distance:7.2 mi / 11.6 km
    Route:Apgar Trail
    Trailhead:Apgar Lookout Trailhead  3245 ft / 989 m
    Quality:3 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Weather:Hot, Calm, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Time:2 Hours 4 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Time:1 Hours 2 Minutes
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip


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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Matt Sedlak
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