Ascent of Buck Rock Lookout on 2017-09-04

Climber: Dan Baxter

Date:Monday, September 4, 2017
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Buck Rock Lookout
    Elevation:8500 ft / 2590 m

Ascent Trip Report

Five 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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