Ascent of Buck Rock Lookout on 2017-09-04
|Date:||Monday, September 4, 2017|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
|Peak:||Buck Rock Lookout|
| Elevation:||8500 ft / 2590 m|
Ascent Trip ReportFive nembers of the hiking club opted to go here, since the highway to Yosemite is closed due to a wildfire (and 6 active fires in the park), and big fires to the south as well.
You can drive to very close to the rock but we opted for a 7 mile mostly XC hike for the views and exercise.
The final ascent on the rock itself involves a very interesting array of steps, stairs, ramps, and bridge spans.
It was manned by a professional fire spotter (Volunteers replace her a couple days each week)
|Summary Total Data|
| Total Elevation Gain:||850 ft / 259 m|
| Round-Trip Distance:||7 mi / 11.3 km|
| Route:||south ridgeline|
| Trailhead:||Big Meadows snow play parking lot 7650 ft / 2331 m|
| Route Conditions:||Road Hike, Open Country|
| Weather:||Pleasant, Calm, Overcast|
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