I’ve wanted to climb up to the crazy lookout tower on the Sierra Buttes ever since I passed below on the Pacific Crest Trail in 1996. Now Dad joins us to do it sixteen years later!
We camp and picnic first at the packsaddle campground.
The crags loom above the trail from Packer saddle.
Many lakes spread out below.
After a good climb we reach a series of “scarecases” leading to the high lookout.
This currently unstaffed fire lookout is the most exposed I’ve visited. Part of the catwalk hangs over the cliffs below. Looks like there are some climbing routes down there too. A cold wind keeps our visit brief.
Who loves this hike? Me and Ann. Can we make you barf?