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bc44caesarPacker Lake  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 13, 2009


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

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


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

snowflakeSki Traverse


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


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!


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


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


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


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

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


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


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

jtreeMain Trail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 10, 2006


This is really a great trail full of incredible vistas and a fantastic topper with the lookout and stairs. Be sure to hike a trail and avoid the motorized traffic on the OHV roads.

5.2 miles round trip.

Posted Aug 11, 2006 6:17 am

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

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