Ascent of Observation Peak on 2010-08-27
|Date:||Friday, August 27, 2010|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Elevation:||7340 ft / 2237 m|
Ascent Trip ReportI drove south at Jackson Gap from FR 20 and parked along the east side of Observation Peak. I hiked up the steep rocky slope to the summit and enjoyed the great views. There is a register on the summit and it enjoys frequent visitors. The PCT is just a few hundred feet from the summit, so I guess PCT hikers make a detour here to bag a peak. There is a benchmark on the summit and the witness markers carry the name "Sterling". The main benchmark is gone but the base of it is still there.
|Summary Total Data|
| Elevation Gain:||388 ft / 119 m|
| Distance:||0.6 mi / 1 km|
| Route:||East Side|
| Trailhead:||6952 ft / 2118 m|
| Route Conditions:||Open Country|
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