• Date - 09/12/1998
  • Elevation - 6,727'
  • Route - South Slopes (Trail Nos. 36/37)
  • Miles - 5.0
  • Elevation Gain - 1,530'
  • ACME Mapper - Link
  • CalTopo - Link
  • Partners - Brendan Chaney


Brendon and I were hiked Lookout Lake and Lookout Mountain, which are located east of the Upper Priest Lake.  I didn't feel well and only enjoyed the day after we finally reached the summit.  The lake was only about a mile in from the trailhead, and then the climbing began.  We threw rocks from the 200' vertical cliff, climbed around on the old and new lookout towers, took some photos, and ate our lunches.  There were spectacular views of both Priest Lake and Upper Priest Lake, and you could even see Chimney Rock to the south.  After replenishing my strength, we returned to Brendon's Ford Ranger for the rather long drive back to Priest River, Idaho.  I saw my first moose on the drive to the trailhead.


Lookout Lake

Lookout Lake and Lookout Mountain

Upper Priest Lake

Priest Lake