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wmollandIcy Lookout  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 26, 2011

wmolland

A fun climb up to the iced up lookout tower from about the 5000 foot level on the road and a wonderful snowboard down the broad bowl from its summit. Awesome peak!
Posted May 2, 2011 3:59 am

bigsuitpacker lake  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 13, 2010

bigsuit

short easy hike, incredible views, lassen stood out quite prominently, as did english mtn.
Posted Jul 14, 2010 12:08 am

mrchad9Like the lookout  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 7, 2006

mrchad9

Perhaps the coolest fire lookout I've ever seen. Hiked in the afternoon after Elwell on a 3 day weekend covering Lost Lake Ridge, Sugar Pine Peak, Ingalls, Elwell, this, Lola, and Lola North.
Posted May 9, 2010 6:00 am

Darren9Central north gully snow route  Sucess!

Darren9

Sniffed out the most direct route we could find and climbed it in the snow. Was fun to top out at a steep side and traverse on rock and ice around to the "staircase"
Posted Nov 7, 2009 2:59 am

sierramtngoatPacker Saddle Route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 10, 2009

sierramtngoat

Really easy hike with excellent views; hiked it with my wife Anna.
Posted Oct 13, 2009 5:16 am

bc44caesarPacker Lake  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 13, 2009

bc44caesar

Cool peak, nice views.
Posted Aug 13, 2009 7:11 pm

fedakFrom Packer Saddle  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 18, 2009

fedak

Did this along with Mt Elwell later in the afternoon.
Pics are here.
Posted Jul 20, 2009 10:14 am

snowflakeSki Traverse

snowflake

I've only done this twice, but a fun trip is to start at Bassets, ski up to Young America Lake via the Sardines, and then veer right and follow the ridge to top out just below the lookout. Then enjoy a couple thousand feet of untracked skiing (because you'll be the only idiots doing this!). Then make your way to a dirt road, walk into Sierra City and hitchhike back to your car. You have to do this early in the season (before April) or else you run out of snow pretty quick.
Posted Apr 6, 2009 5:10 pm

ckerthFrom Lower Sardine Lake  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Dec 6, 2008

ckerth

Started from Lower Sardine Lake. Followed the 4-WD road to Upper Sardine Lake. Went along the shoreline to the far end of the lake. Climbed fun, solid, class 2/3 rock up past Young America Lake. From there it was an easy walk to the summit. Came back along the Tamarack Connector Trail. In my opinion the view from the Sardine Lakes area provides the most impressive view of the Buttes.
Posted Dec 18, 2008 1:23 am

DrewidTower view  Sucess!

Drewid

Easy hike up to the old fire lookout tower which offers some really nice views of the surrounding landscape. On a clear day you can see Lassen and Shasta, the Sierra Valley, the taller peaks around Tahoe. Neat spot.
Posted Jul 17, 2008 11:52 am

emiliefrom Packer Saddle  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 13, 2008

emilie

i was in downieville for the weekend for the downieville classic and this seemed the best thing to do while others were racing. it was my first hike since my injury and i was so happy to bag a peak, even if a small one. the stairs and lookout are pretty spooky but fun. lots of smoke in the air from the fires so i could only see the immediately surrounding mountains. very few people on the trail and the wildflowers were going off - overall a nice outing.
Posted Jul 15, 2008 2:00 pm

hgrapidNice quick hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 22, 2008

hgrapid

This was our first hike of the day. Only a few faint snow patches remained on the mountain. A lot of forest fires were visible miles away, and were blowing smoke in the area making views somewhat hazy, especially as the day wore on. Still, this is a gorgeous mountain.
Posted Jun 22, 2008 7:42 pm

littlefrantzQuick fun hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 19, 2007

littlefrantz

The lookout is rad
Posted Mar 8, 2008 11:34 pm

hikerbryanWorth the hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 3, 2005

hikerbryan

Took the trail from Sardine Lake campground to Tamarack Lakes, then the main trail to the fire lookout. Great view of Sardine Lakes, Young America Lake, and Haskell Peak. One of my favorite areas.
Posted Oct 2, 2007 11:54 pm

McCannsterWOW2  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 15, 2007

McCannster

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

SpiceMan

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

pinch

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...

McCannster

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

Wallylongridge

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

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