Ascent of Elba Fire Lookout on 2021-06-21

Climber: Josh Sanders

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Monday, June 21, 2021
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Elba Fire Lookout
    Elevation:1080 ft / 329 m

Ascent Trip Report

Stairs the whole way. It took me about 6 minutes to reach the summit. I spent a long time at the top of the tower taking in the views and taking pictures. There were other people I saw along the trail but I had the tower to myself the whole time I was there. I love fire towers and this is one of the best ones I've been up. Overall, a quick HP but a nice break from the CoHPs in farm fields around southern Minnesota. I will definitely be coming back to this area with friends and family in the future.
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View from the top of the tower looking southwest towards Whitewater State Park. Photo is edited to make colors more vivid and realistic to how I saw it (2021-06-21). Photo by Josh Sanders.
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Summary Total Data
    Round-Trip Distance:0.5 mi / 0.8 km
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Weather:Pleasant, Breezy, Partly Cloudy
Ascent Statistics
    Time:6 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Time:4 Minutes
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Josh Sanders
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