Sierra Buttes Lookout, California

Prominence: 1870 ft, 570 m

Elevation: 8590 feet, 2618 meters

True Isolation: 17.8 mi, 28.65 km
Elevation Info:NAVD88 Elevation: 8594 ft / 2619 m
Latitude/Longitude (WGS84)39° 35' 37'' N, 120° 38' 49'' W
39.593606, -120.646997 (Dec Deg)
702048 E 4385298 N, Zone 10 (UTM)
CountryUnited States
County/Second Level RegionSierra

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Ascent Info

Total successful ascents logged by registered users: 238
     Show all viewable ascents/attempts (Total: 221)

Selected Trip Reports from this site:
     1994-07-01 by Richard Carey
     1995-08-26 by Greg Gerlach
     1996-09-02 by John Sarna
     2004-03-12 by Bob Burd
     2011-10-02 by David Hubbard
     2012-05-20 by Bo Meng (GPS Track)
     2012-09-01 by Ron Wong
     2012-09-22 by Patrick Wright
     2013-06-22 by Shawn Burrell
     2014-09-03 by Sandy Lara
     2015-07-03 by Marcus Sierra
     2015-07-18 by Robert Stolting (GPS Track)
     2015-08-29 by David Sklansky (GPS Track)
     2016-11-13 by Jean-Francois Paiement
     2017-08-06 by Joe Merlone
     2017-09-23 by Swingshift Hiker
     2018-06-02 by Martin Pyne (GPS Track)
     2018-07-05 by Mike Maki
     2019-08-31 by Andrew Kirmse
     2019-10-18 by Marc Belanger (GPS Track)
     2019-11-23 by Scott Burley (GPS Track)
     2020-02-08 by Rafee Memon (GPS Track)
     2020-02-08 by Powen Ru (GPS Track)
     2020-05-09 by Aaron Gustafson (GPS Track)

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Ladder heading to the lookout on Sierra Buttes (2013-06-22). Photo by Shawn Burrell.
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ProminenceKey Col Page  (Detailed prominence information)
  Clean Prominence: 1870 ft/570 m
  Optimistic Prominence: 1910 ft/582 m
  Key Col: 6720 ft/2048 m
IsolationIsolation Page  (Detailed isolation information)
   Distance: 17.8 mi/28.65 km
   Isolation Limit Point: 39.42587, -120.393791
Nearest Higher Neighbor in the PBC database:
    Peak 8720  (SE)
RangesContinent: North America
Range2: Pacific Ranges
Range3: Sierra Nevada
Range4: Northern Sierra Nevada
Range5: Central North Sierra (Highest Point)
Drainage BasinsSacramento
San Francisco Bay
Pacific-Western USA
Pacific Ocean
OwnershipLand: Tahoe National Forest
Topo MapSierra City O39120e6 1:24,000
Data Source1:25,000 (or larger) Topographic Survey Map
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Other Photos

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The summit block of Sierra Buttes. The lookout tower is on the right (2019-10-18). Photo by Marc Belanger.
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