Ascent of Columbia Hill Lookout on 2021-03-28

Climber: Jim Retemeyer

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Sunday, March 28, 2021
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Columbia Hill Lookout
    Elevation:3907 ft / 1190 m

Ascent Trip Report

I went up Cruzon Grade Road out of North Columbia and came to the Columbia Hill Lookout Road and turned in. I stopped at the first home and talked to the very nice owner. He doesn't own the land past his gate, but said it should be okay to walk to the lookout. I thanked him and was ready to pitch my story to any other landowners. It turns out that I didn't run into anyone. The lookout area is overgrown, but I did find a couple of the concrete piers and a larger molded concrete block assumed to the center piece of the structure.
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This is showing one of the concrete piers and center piece from the former lookout which was burned down twice...once, partially by a forest fire in the 60's and secondly by hippies living in it after that (2021-03-28). Photo by Jim Retemeyer.
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Summary Total Data
    Round-Trip Distance:1 mi / 1.6 km
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Unmaintained Trail, Open Country
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Jim Retemeyer
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