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Trip Date:  03/23/2013

: 3.0 Miles

Vertical Gain: 500'

Group Size: 14
Hike Rating:  Easy   Moderate    Hard   Strenuous
Loon Lake Event Hike
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Loon Lake Event Elevation Profile
Start Coordinates:   N 38 59.092  W 120 19.751     End Coordinates:   Same as Start Coordinates
Car Shuttle Req'd:   No Parking Directions:   Take Highway 50 to Ice House Road.  Drive about 25 miles north on Ice House Road until you get to Loon Lake.  You will park in the Loon Lake Chalet parking area.
Hazards of Note:   If there is no snow this small peak on the west side of the lake is not easily accessible due to shrubs and manzanita. Crowd Factor:   Moderate.  On weekends the chalet will be used but parking is for anyone.
General Notes:
Views of Loon Lake and Tells Peak from the small summit are well worth the effort to get here.  
If you decide to access the summit from the backside, you can climb up past Berts Lake to reach the viewpoint area.

Clouds over Tell's Peak on the way to the event. Clouds over Tell's Peak early on the way
Lightening up as the day gets going.
Brightening up quickly
Great shot of Tell's Peak and Brown Mountain to the left. Tell's Peak and Brown Mountain
Mark, the host of the event, waiting for arrivals at the top. Event host Mark at the summit
Loon Lake starting to thaw out after the long winter.
Still partially frozen
Caching attendees at the top of the mountain. Cache group
"Log Book," one of the more creative geocaches I have come across.
Log Book Cache    Log Book Cache
A look up at the event site from down below. A look back at the event site from below