Lookout Peak 8957 feet

November 23, 2008 at 9:24 pm 2 comments

The potential of adding 4 additional cheeseburger summits, combined with unseasonably warm weather, roused FlyingElvis, FartingWonder, BaxFactor, Wimpy and SirLoinOfBeef out of bed for an attempt at Lookout Peak.  Probably the most direct and the best route starts in Killyon Canyon.  Killyon Canyon is accessed by driving up Sunnyside Avenue towards and past Hogle Zoo where the road turns into Emigration Canyon Road.  You follow the main Emigration Canyon Road until just before the sweeping S turns leading to the crest of Emigration Canyon.  A smaller road continues straight through a neighborhood of houses. This is a bit confusing as both roads are labelled as Emigration Canyon.  Follow the paved road until you see a sign for Killyon Canyon Lane heading to the right off of Emigration Canyon Road.  The pavement will end and you continue until the dirt road ends at a trailhead (elevation 6055 feet).  The trail is well maintained and can be hiked in the dark with headlamps.  It should be noted that if you choose to hike in the dark, you run the risk of several creek crossings that have bridges, but can also be crossed by skipping the bridge and wading across in the dark (or at least that is what SirLoinOfBeef demonstrated on this trip  At just under 1.6 miles, you will reach a 4 way trail junction.  Turn left and continue uphill towards the obvious ridgeline.  After gaining the ridgeline, you will be entertained by multiple false summits requiring a bit of up and down.  The views from the ridgeline are stupendous and make the hike more than enjoyable.  After reaching the final summit, you will be the recipient of views of Gobbler’s Knob, Mt. Raymond, Olympus, Grandview Peak, Little Black Mountain and many more.  

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Round trip you are looking at 8.8 miles and around 2900 feet in elevation gain.  The title of this peak is truly appropriate.  

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Cheeseburger Summits: Wimpy, Flying Elvis, FartingWonder and Bax Factor.

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2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Big Mike aka Groovy Dad  |  November 24, 2008 at 10:09 am

    4 cheesburger summits per person???? Nice views, sounds like a great hike. Cheers, GD

    Reply
  • 2. wimpy  |  November 24, 2008 at 10:17 am

    Yet again, my command of the english language fell short.

    We missed you up there. Lot’s of jokes about Mount Feldhaus

    Take Care,

    Wimpy

    Reply

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