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Ascent of Pilot Knob on 2013-07-28

Climber: Dennis Poulin

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Sunday, July 28, 2013
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Pilot Knob
    Location:USA-Idaho
    Elevation:7135 ft / 2174 m

Ascent Trip Report

Pilot Knob is at the end of a long drive with the last 5 miles on 4WD roads. I accessed Pilot Knob from Hwy 14 and the signed Newsome Creek Road at about milepost 37. The sign says it is 19 miles to the peak. Zero the odometer. This is a good road that goes through the settlement of Newsome. At 6.7 miles turn left on the signed Elk City Wagon Road. High Clearance is required in some spots on this road. At 12.7 miles turn left on FR 464 onto what appears to be a better road. This road turns to 4WD shortly. At 13.7 miles turn left onto an uglier road and follow it the last 4 miles to the summit.

There is a fire lookout on the summit that is manned in the summer. Gary said this was his 29th year as the fire lookout here. Great views.
Summary Total Data
    Route:Drive Up



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