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Ascent of Sierra Buttes Lookout on 2018-06-02

Climber: Martin Pyne

Date:Saturday, June 2, 2018
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Sierra Buttes Lookout
    Location:USA-California
    Elevation:8590 ft / 2618 m

Ascent Trip Report

The trail was straightforward enough to follow (despite the occasional snow patch) until the final push to the summit area, which currently features a short but steep snow wall. Judging by the foot steps, others were able to climb this, but at 7pm I found the snow too soft to gain purchase. Fortunately I was able to bypass most of the snow slope by following the left edge of the snow, where enough rock/dirt is exposed to make things easy. (And of course I could simply glissade on descent.)

As others have noted, there are great views from the lookout tower. I did not see a summit register.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:1630 ft / 495 m
    Total Elevation Loss:1630 ft / 495 m
    Round-Trip Distance:5.6 mi / 9 km
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Maintained Trail, Snow on Ground
    Weather:Cool, Breezy, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:1578 ft / 480 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 1526 ft / 465 m; Extra: 52 ft / 15m
    Loss on way in:52 ft / 15 m
    Distance:2.9 mi / 4.7 km
    Route:Sierra Buttes Trail
    Start Trailhead:Sierra Buttes TH  7064 ft / 2153 m
    Time:1 Hours 35 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:1578 ft / 480 m
        Loss Breakdown:Net: 1526 ft / 465 m; Extra: 52 ft / 15m
    Gain on way out:52 ft / 15 m
    Distance:2.7 mi / 4.3 km
    Route:Sierra Buttes Trail
    End Trailhead:Sierra Buttes TH  7064 ft / 2153 m
    Time:56 Minutes
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip


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