Lookout Mountain #2 Climber's Log

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bscott

bscott - Apr 13, 2016 3:08 pm Date Climbed: Feb 20, 2016

two peak day  Sucess!

great fun trip from cow canyon saddle

StartingOver

StartingOver - Apr 11, 2016 3:47 pm Date Climbed: Apr 4, 2016

Amazing Views  Sucess!

Hiked from Cow Canyon Saddle on April 4, 2016. Amazing views, including some of the best I've seen on any trail in Southern California. Mt. Baldy looms immediately north of the mountain, with Ontario Peak directly to the east.

There is large and mean locked gate at the start of the fireroad, with a prominent no trespassing sign. The Sierra Club HPS Section states that access is permitted with a permission slip that can be obtained from their site. I did have this slip, and the only other person I encountered all day was a pickup truck driving the access road. The truck did not stop or ask any questions. So presumably the permission slip is ok, but things did seem a bit dodgy with such an imposing gate at the start.

hightinerary

hightinerary - Jan 31, 2016 3:25 pm Date Climbed: Apr 9, 2015

After Sunset  Sucess!

I climbed this after climbing Sunset Peak. I also climbed nearby Peak 5696.

IronHiker

IronHiker - Jul 23, 2015 1:05 pm Date Climbed: Sep 28, 2012

Cow Canyon Saddle  Sucess!

Lost my sunglasses on the way up

NavySeabee

NavySeabee - Dec 29, 2014 12:47 pm Date Climbed: Dec 27, 2014

From Cow Canyon Saddle  Sucess!

Cool, crisp, beautiful December hike. We ascended the ridge directly from the spot the use trail traverses towards the east ridge. Fun, but steeeep! Descended via HPS route 1.

RickF

RickF - Jun 25, 2013 3:50 pm Date Climbed: May 13, 2013

Watch Out for Rattlesnakes!  Sucess!

I did this as an afternoon hike, after work on a Monday. Even though we were extra alert for snakes, I almost stepped on one. We saw a second snake in the manzanita just below the summit. It was freaky walking through the overgrown manzanita in snake season, at the optimim time of day to encounter rattlesnakes.

BobD3

BobD3 - Feb 3, 2013 12:07 am Date Climbed: Jan 18, 2013

Took the firebreak up  Sucess!

from Cow Canyon saddle and the trail back down.
The firebreak wasn't a good choice. Too brushy and overgrown. Killer white thorn in dense pockets.
The trail was really decent though.

dfeatsc

dfeatsc - Oct 25, 2011 12:00 pm Date Climbed: Sep 17, 2011

Hot Sunny Climb  Sucess!

Butt kicker of a climb with great views all around

SierraCJ

SierraCJ - Jan 8, 2011 7:40 pm Date Climbed: Jan 8, 2011

Snow at top  Sucess!

Great hike from Cow Canyon saddle with good views along the way. Experienced about a foot of snow on north side approach to summit.

cab

cab - Sep 13, 2010 6:26 pm Date Climbed: Sep 11, 2010

Cow Canyon Saddle  Sucess!

No problems finding the use trail just above the RV park. Pretty steep trail but a great workout and great views from the top.

nobodyhikesinla

nobodyhikesinla - Sep 2, 2010 12:16 pm Date Climbed: Apr 8, 2010

Off trail and proud!  Sucess!

This was a great workout, and a good challenge for my developing off-trail navigational skills. The views all around are great. You can check out my trip report and pictures on my blog.

mdostby

mdostby - Feb 23, 2010 8:24 pm Date Climbed: Feb 23, 2010

Nice hike  Sucess!

Started at Cow Saddle. Found the use trail no problem. Several sections are almost grown over by whitethorn and brush. Some sectons are washed out by the recent rains but all in all had no issues with route finding. Recommend wearing long pants and sleeves. Kind of a brush fest but worth the effort. The views are stellar.

Bob Burd

Bob Burd - Jan 5, 2010 9:48 pm Date Climbed: Dec 17, 2009

From Cow Canyon Saddle  Sucess!

Rattlesnake and Lookout Mtns on a fine December day. Trip Report

Ze

Ze - Apr 20, 2009 9:54 pm Date Climbed: Apr 20, 2009

from the North  Sucess!

coming down bear canyon trail from Baldy, hopped off onto the ridge head down over a few bumps to Lookout. Peak is kind of dissapointing

mdougherty

mdougherty - Apr 23, 2008 4:15 pm Date Climbed: Mar 2, 2008

Via Cow Canyon  Sucess!

Went up with a large group of people for a bighorn sheep survey. Nice day and we saw lots of sheep.

HeyItsBen

HeyItsBen - Jan 4, 2008 5:12 pm Date Climbed: Dec 28, 2007

from Cow Canyon Saddle  Sucess!

Much more enjoyable than I anticipated. The trail is actually in great shape, and is just steep enough to be fun.

Travis_

Travis_ - Sep 2, 2007 6:15 pm Date Climbed: Sep 2, 2007

Via Cow Canyon  Sucess!

Decided to hit both Lookout and Sunset, but it was so friggin hot! Still made it, nice views,

But I screwed up and did not contour left around the large bump along the ridge before the saddle, and had some terrible bush whacking...

here are my GPS tracks and a Google Map of our route.

http://www.gpsmountaineering.com/lookoutmountainandsunsetpeak

135driver

135driver - Apr 17, 2007 7:21 pm

Oregon Morning  Sucess!

Was heading to Oregon this morning so I woke up very early, got some Mcdonalds health food and hit the trail. This one was painful. Thought I was being tracked by something with four legs and sharp teeth so I was a little nervous. That's just because I'm an idiot.

David Rosenberg - Mar 28, 2007 4:57 am Date Climbed: Oct 22, 2006

Route From Cow Canyon  Sucess!


Didn't find the route too difficult. Only issue was the first turn-off when starting up the initial firebreak. I went directly up the South ridge at the end of the hike to the summit.

bechtt

bechtt - Feb 20, 2007 4:12 am Date Climbed: Feb 18, 2007

Route 3 Variation  Sucess!

Climbed the wrong Route 3 (per HPS directions) due to 14 degree difference in magnetic and true north. Other than that, it was a great hike and great day. Continued on to the top of Mt Baldy.

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