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mtbaxterThere for the adjacent wilderness area HP  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 4, 2013


Bob Packard and I ascended this peak en route to Kern Peak's trailhead, primarily in order to summit the Domeland Wilderness Area's HP, which is a mere 1 minute walk to the east. This moved us up on Peakbagger.com's FRL list for Calif's Wilderness area HP's, where I am now tenth with 53 of the 148 HP's, and Bob is 16th with 48. The wilderness area HP itself is rather obscure - we went to the small knob which is about 50 yds east of the summit road on the ridge, as well as went to the exact GPS point we plotted for the site. Near there I left a small register book in a jar in the top of a vertical plastic pipe. Peakbagger and my own waypoint plot the WHP at about 36° 1' 11'' N; 118° 15' 10'' W
36.019591, -118.252673 (Dec Deg)
387125E 3986847N Zone 11 (UTM
The observer stationed in the lookout let us up briefly, despite a lightning storm just north which we discovered the next day left an inch or more of hail on the trail leading to Kern Peak.
Posted Sep 14, 2013 3:07 pm

justinjohnsenBest no-effort hike ever  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 13, 2007
Well worth the side trek if you're driving through the area. No work required, either. The fire tower and its views are a real treat. There were grouse nesting next to it when I visited, and they led me on a great chase as I snapped photos of them.
Posted Aug 7, 2007 2:31 pm

mlarkin2002Drive up  Sucess!
Climbed summer 2004. Good views, but not really a hike considering you can drive to the base of the lookout.
Posted Nov 28, 2006 2:49 am

tarolWow  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 24, 2006


Absolutely loved this hike... for the wildflowers, the trees, the chat with the fire lookout, and especially for the view! I think this is the best view to be had in the entire southern Sierra.
Posted Jul 24, 2006 11:46 pm

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