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McCannsterWOW2  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 15, 2007


Very nice view and very nice summit pinnacle! Building the lookout tower must have been quite exhilarating...ho that precarious lookout tower...

Ate lunch in Downieville, then went into the backcountry: the gnarliest town in CA (Alleghany) and did some 4 wheelin' back in there. Fun day.

Posted Aug 15, 2007 9:56 pm

SpiceManWOW  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 15, 2007


This was one of the coolest mountains I've ever hiked. David and I speedhiked up it and then did some crazy offroading through Forest and Alleghany.
Posted Aug 15, 2007 9:54 pm

pinchIRS Special  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 15, 2007


This is a really cool area! Just the drive on hwy 49 along the N. Yuba River is gorgeous. For April there was very little snow, and there was no postholing.
Posted May 1, 2007 1:13 am

McCannsterBeen Close...


Don't remember what year or how old I was, probably around 7 or so, but me and my grandpa tried to 4WD up to the summit. Being in a little Rav-4, we didn't make it all the way, but if I remember right, we were pretty close.
Posted Mar 27, 2007 12:54 am

WallylongridgeThe Trail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 9, 2001


This old fire look-out is in a great place. reminds me of my days reading Kerouac, Snyder & Bukowski
Posted Feb 18, 2007 5:23 pm

Peak BaguetteVia PCT 08.20.06  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 20, 2006

Peak Baguette

A very nice "secondi" after doing Castle Peak earlier in the day. Quick hike that leverages a beautiful bit of the PCT.
Posted Aug 21, 2006 7:27 am

derbillyIce fall  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 30, 2005


On a relatively warm day after a minor snowfall, the ice encrusted on the pine trees was crashing all around us. I was happy not to get hit in the noggin. An impressive peak for the northern sierra.
Posted Aug 17, 2006 3:55 pm

96avs014x4 fun n da sun  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 11, 2006


Took the 4x4 trail off of Butte Rd. out of Sierra City. Started hiking at the closed gate ~1 mi. from the tower. Views were very nice, and the summit was not overcrowded, although it was only a Friday morning.
Posted Aug 12, 2006 11:04 pm

jakefrisbeeSunset  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 13, 2005


Went up for the sunset, on the way back down, we ran into a couple camped along the trail. They were PCTers heading north and it turns out that we had talked to them at Bubbs Creek in SEKI weeks before when we were doing the JMT. It was pretty amazing the way we ran into them again!
Posted Mar 14, 2006 8:55 pm

JohnRoute Climbed: 4WD road Date Climbed: 21 Oct 2005  Sucess!


Saw it from the road but didn't know what it was. It looked interesting so I took a stroll. Hiking the 4WD road was a drag but the views were great from up top. No signs of civilization looking outward which was nice.
Posted Oct 21, 2005 8:28 pm

Michael GraupeRoute Climbed: From Packer Lake Date Climbed: October 25, 2003  Sucess!

Michael Graupe

Nice afternoon walk after doing Mt. Elwell in the morning. Great weather.
Posted Sep 27, 2005 6:04 pm

colinrRoute Climbed: Date Climbed: July 3, 2005  Sucess!


Left the family reunion behind in Graeagle at 4p.m. and was back and showered for baby back ribs and beer before 8p.m. A winding drive followed by and easy jog/hike to the top for a great panoramic view form the lookout tower on the top. I had fun skiing around on my trail shoes through the late season snow on the way down. I saw some nice dogs here and at the Lakes Basin trail and will bring mine next time for some fun in the snow and the beautiful lakes. Lots if great mountain biking around here too.
Posted Jul 27, 2005 5:26 am

Eric LRoute Climbed: Trail from Packer Lake Date Climbed: 31 July 2004  Sucess!

Eric L

This was a nice hour and half hike to the summit. The views where amazing. Tried to get my dog to go up the stairs but she freaked out. The stairs are steep.
Posted Jan 28, 2005 8:30 pm

tahoeberneRoute Climbed: Sardine lakes Date Climbed: Sometime in the early 1980s  Sucess!


I was impressed how the fire lookout is precariously perched atop these jagged spires.
Posted Aug 13, 2004 11:16 pm

CompletebumRoute Climbed: Trail/summit rocks Date Climbed: July 18, 2004  Sucess!


Ran the trail from Packer Lake, avoided the stairs and took the rocks up to the look out. For some reason I thought the structure was going to fall off at any moment.
Posted Jul 19, 2004 8:38 pm

Bob BurdRoute Climbed: South Slopes Date Climbed: March 12, 2004  Sucess!

Bob Burd

From the south, Sierra Buttes makes for a fine winter climb, much easier than I expected. Your snow conditions may vary this opinion. Trip Report.
Posted Mar 22, 2004 1:54 pm

Sam MillsRoute Climbed: South Slope Date Climbed: July 1997  Sucess!

Sam Mills

A day hike up a fire trail on the South slope. A variation on the descent lead to some bushwacking, a slide down a rocky gully and an encounter with a homeowners Rottwieller(sp?). I emerged out of the brush on highway 49 near downtown Downieville and had a 2-3 mile hike back to my car. All was cool though.
Posted Jan 26, 2004 11:41 pm

thenunzRoute Climbed: Main Trail Date Climbed: 07/04/1998  Sucess!


Took the day hike with friends that were camping in lakes basin. Observation tower at the top needs to go.
Posted Oct 29, 2002 1:07 pm

bearbnzRoute Climbed: HIked the access road from the west Date Climbed: April 1991  Sucess!


HIked with Christine Beck and Steve Soich up the access road as the snow was still quite deep, and the road wasn't open. The snow near the top was in excess of 4 feet deep. We saw no tourists up there, and that lookout is perched in a precarious position. The best views in the vicinity.
Posted Sep 28, 2002 5:42 pm

gordonyeRoute Climbed: From Packer Lake Date Climbed: 1997


With Darrin. Beautiful views on trail and exciting exposure climbing the summit pinnacle.
Posted Aug 27, 2001 11:23 am

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