Ascent of Lookout Point on 2019-12-01
|Others in Party:||Shelly Britton|
----Only Party on Mountain
|Date:||Sunday, December 1, 2019|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Elevation:||3005 ft / 915 m|
Ascent Trip ReportDistance: 3.8 miles
Elevation gain/loss: 1188 ft / 1207 ft
Moving time: 2:03
Moving speed: 1.9 mph
Started at Culp Valley Campground. Been here before to do Schad's Culp Valley Loop trail. Also have done CHRT ascent from Hellhole Canyon TH to Ranchita S-22 TH. Lookout Point was added to PB after I did these previous hikes, and Shelly had been here already too so it was my turn. We started out on the Culp Valley loop trail then went X-country over to the CHRT. Down a little ways then off trail again down to the Lookout Point. Climbed around the various boulders, no register to be found. Excellent view down into Hellhole Canyon. Went a little further to check out various other lookout rocks towards Borrego Springs. Excellent views of Indianhead, Rabbit, Villager, Coyote, and the Salton Sea with clear crisp skies after the Thanksgiving storms. Back up to the CHRT and Shelly suggested we climb up further off trail to get views South over to Pinyon Ridge. Continued our game of "lets check out that rockpile" for several more bumps. After lunch, climbing down from our current boulder pile, Shelly jumped down and her knee popped and she went down. Less than a mile from the car we slowly made our way back and then called it a day. Hopefully she just sprained it and will be on the mend soon. Went through Santa Ysabel on our way home and got pie and ice cream at our favorite Julian Pie Company.
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| Route Conditions:||Maintained Trail, Open Country, Bushwhack, Scramble|
| Gear Used:||Ski Poles|
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