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Iron HikerBurned by fire, but still nice  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Dec 27, 2011

Iron Hiker

Climbed with my mom and dad. Mom waited at the lookout site while Dad and I made the almost 2-hr traverse to the summit and back. The entire area was burned by fire in the summer of 2011 which sadly consumed the lookout, but the views are still very good and the area feels tranquil and quiet.

There isn't that much of a "path" between the lookout and the summit, but rather a cairned route. Cross-country travel isn't too tough (the hardest part is the first stretch down from the lookout which involves a little scrambling and/or awkward sidehilling), and it's relatively easy to avoid whacking through burned brush/trees. It was a fun game at times figuring out the best route to take.

Our entry in the register was the first since before the fire, but I'm sure others have been up since. Great hike!
Posted Dec 27, 2011 8:22 pm

utahjimkutahjimk  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 19, 2009

utahjimk

wonderful views of Basin & Range country
Posted Nov 9, 2011 4:10 pm

C WenkerDay hike  Sucess!

C Wenker

Bushwack up west ridges, then traversed to lookout; maybe 1996/97?
Posted Jan 25, 2010 3:59 pm

RedRoxx44Makes a short hike more fun  Sucess!

RedRoxx44

Having been to the lookout several times, decided sometime in spring of 2006, to go behind and along ridge at time to peak. Some ups and downs. Found path and mostly followed it. Nice views but similar to those at lookout.
Posted Aug 25, 2008 8:05 am

oldaditAbbey was here  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 17, 2003

oldadit

Hiked trail to 5800', bushwacked to Peak, then backtracked
to Lookout. Nice register in lookout, with comments
on Ed Abbey, who worked in this lookout.
Posted Aug 7, 2008 6:23 pm

hans.schenk3 peaks  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Dec 10, 2005

hans.schenk

The goal of the day was Castle Rock (Pena Blanca), Atascosa Lookout, and Atascosa Peak. Successful on all three accounts. I had an engagement later that day and we didn't have a lot of time, but we made the traverse from Lookout to Atascosa in under 45 minutes...great fun!
Posted Sep 20, 2007 11:00 am

LandonQRoute Climbed: Forest Trail 100 Date Climbed: 1-8-06  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 8, 2006
Climbed with Chris on 1-8-06. Nice little hike. After riding out the 6 miles of bumpy road in his lowrider we got under way and it didn't take to terrible long to reach the shack on top of Atascosa Lookout. We hung around there noticing the migrating ladybugs and taking mock pictures with the bottle of Jack Daniels kindly left inside the structure. After downclimbing a bit we picked up on the trail heading over to Atacosa Peak. The "Beaten Path" could've use a little more beating, especially towards the beginning. After a true schlep over a minor peak and over the saddle we climbed a few hundred feet up to the tallest summit in the range.
Posted Jan 8, 2006 10:57 pm

PeakMuleRoute Climbed: Forest Trail 100 Date Climbed: 3 July 2005  Sucess!

PeakMule

Hiked to the peak to snag Geocache GCKM0F. Used the lookout shack as a convenient spot to stash extra water. Great hike!
Posted Jul 4, 2005 12:30 pm

streeyyrAtascosa Peak  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 18, 1994

streeyyr

A small but worthy desert peak.
Posted Mar 18, 2005 9:15 pm

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