Ascent of Observation Peak on 2010-08-27

Climber: Dennis Poulin

Date:Friday, August 27, 2010
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Observation Peak
    Elevation:7340 ft / 2237 m

Ascent Trip Report

I 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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