Sierra Buttes Climber's Log

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hikerbryan - Oct 2, 2007 11:54 pm Date Climbed: Jul 3, 2005

Worth the hike  Sucess!

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.


McCannster - Aug 15, 2007 9:56 pm Date Climbed: Aug 15, 2007

WOW2  Sucess!

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.


SpiceMan - Aug 15, 2007 9:54 pm Date Climbed: Aug 15, 2007

WOW  Sucess!

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.


pinch - May 1, 2007 1:13 am Date Climbed: Apr 15, 2007

IRS Special  Sucess!

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.


McCannster - Mar 27, 2007 12:54 am

Been 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.


Wallylongridge - Feb 18, 2007 5:23 pm Date Climbed: Jul 9, 2001

The Trail  Sucess!

This old fire look-out is in a great place. reminds me of my days reading Kerouac, Snyder & Bukowski

Peak Baguette

Peak Baguette - Aug 21, 2006 7:27 am Date Climbed: Aug 20, 2006

Via PCT 08.20.06  Sucess!

A very nice "secondi" after doing Castle Peak earlier in the day. Quick hike that leverages a beautiful bit of the PCT.


derbilly - Aug 17, 2006 3:55 pm Date Climbed: Oct 30, 2005

Ice fall  Sucess!

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.


96avs01 - Aug 12, 2006 11:04 pm Date Climbed: Aug 11, 2006

4x4 fun n da sun  Sucess!

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.


jakefrisbee - Mar 14, 2006 8:55 pm Date Climbed: Aug 13, 2005

Sunset  Sucess!

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!


John - Oct 21, 2005 8:28 pm

Route 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.

Michael Graupe

Michael Graupe - Sep 27, 2005 6:04 pm

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

Nice afternoon walk after doing Mt. Elwell in the morning. Great weather.


colinr - Jul 27, 2005 5:26 am

Route 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.

Eric L

Eric L - Jan 28, 2005 8:30 pm

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

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.


tahoeberne - Aug 13, 2004 11:16 pm

Route 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.


Completebum - Jul 19, 2004 8:38 pm

Route 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.

Bob Burd

Bob Burd - Mar 22, 2004 1:54 pm

Route Climbed: South Slopes Date Climbed: March 12, 2004  Sucess!

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.

Sam Mills

Sam Mills - Jan 26, 2004 11:41 pm

Route Climbed: South Slope Date Climbed: July 1997  Sucess!

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.


thenunz - Oct 29, 2002 1:07 pm

Route 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.


bearbnz - Sep 28, 2002 5:42 pm

Route 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.

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