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Ascent of Park Point Lookout on 2018-05-12

Climber: Gustav Sexauer

Others in Party:Katrina
Date:Saturday, May 12, 2018
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Park Point Lookout
    Location:USA-Colorado
    Elevation:8571 ft / 2612 m

Ascent Trip Report

This was a quick jaunt while Julie made a phone call. It was almost sunset and slightly windy so a T-shirt wasn't enough. Katrina was kind enough to give me her wind-breaking coat. The path was paved up the the fire tower and there we found a benchmark in the stone patio. We took in the sights from both viewpoints and enjoyed the cool weather. Note that "Secrets of the National Parks" claims another hike goes to the highest point in the park, a much longer hike at that, but this is the actual spot and is super easy to get to.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:81 ft / 24 m
    Total Elevation Loss:81 ft / 24 m
    Round-Trip Distance:0.4 mi / 0.7 km
    Grade/Class:Class 1
    Quality:2 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Weather:Cool, Windy, Partly Cloudy
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:31 ft / 9 m
    Distance:0.1 mi / 0.1 km
    Start Trailhead:8540 ft / 2602 m
    Time:3 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:81 ft / 24 m
        Loss Breakdown:Net: 31 ft / 10 m; Extra: 50 ft / 15m
    Gain on way out:50 ft / 15 m
    Distance:0.3 mi / 0.6 km
    End Trailhead:8540 ft / 2602 m
    Time:8 Minutes



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