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Ascent of Observation Peak on 2016-08-25

Climber: Andrew Kirmse

Others in Party:Marcus Sierra -- Trip Report or GPS Track
Date:Thursday, August 25, 2016
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Summit:4x4 Vehicle
Peak:Observation Peak
    Location:USA-California
    Elevation:7964 ft / 2427 m

Ascent Trip Report

From US 395 we turned east on School House Road and followed this around to the north side of the peak. We passed a car with a flat tire and stopped to help change it. We found the green gate and sign marked “20611” mentioned in Fred Johnson’s trip report. This road is rocky all the way up, but it is not rutted or steep, so we had no problems driving up very slowly. The lookout was present in the living quarters building, but told us he was closed, so we didn’t get a tour of the lookout building. The benchmark is right next to the base of the building. This was our fourth drive-up P2k of the day and we came down in the dark. The round trip to 395 was 2.5 hours, plus a little time to help change the tire.
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