Ascent of Zephyr Point Lookout on 2016-07-31

Climber: William Inman

Others in Party:Carmela Porcella
Date:Sunday, July 31, 2016
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Zephyr Point Lookout
    Elevation:6841 ft / 2085 m

Ascent Trip Report

The first tricky part of this one was finding the right streets up this hill. It was very much like a labyrinth - Either North Martin or Lakeview off of US-50, then South Martin or Don, then South Martin to Lookout Road. Study the map. Or better yet, print it out and take it. But Lookout Rd. eventually turns into a circle surrounding the hilltop.

Once there, the next tricky part is figuring out if it's possible to get to the top without trespassing on private property. My guess is "no". When we were there, some steps that appeared to possibly be public access were surrounded by construction materials, and then from the top of the steps was a camper trailer with door and windows open. I got a really strong feeling that I was entering someone's private property. Deciding I didn't need to be enough of a purist to stand on the very exact top - which might have been impossible due to the water tank and lookout tower (also with windows open) in the immediate vicinity - I decided this was good enough and left.

Trees and very nice houses blocked an open panoramic view, but there were still nice views in between them, nevertheless.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:6 ft / 1 m
    Total Elevation Loss:6 ft / 1 m
    Round-Trip Distance:0 mi / 0 km
    Grade/Class:Class 1
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Clear
Really nice - smoke in air from forest fires
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:6 ft / 1 m
    Distance:0 mi / 0 km
    Route:.... nsp ... steps up from the road
    Start Trailhead:Lookout Dr.  6835 ft / 2083 m
    Time:15 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:6 ft / 1 m
    Distance:0 mi / 0 km
    Route:Steps up from the road
    End Trailhead:Lookout Dr.  6835 ft / 2083 m

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