• Date - 10/20/2001
  • Elevation - 8,186'
  • Route - Southwest Slopes
  • Miles - 5.0
  • Elevation Gain - 1,520'
  • ACME Mapper - Link
  • CalTopo - Link
  • Partners - Chuck Bauman


This hike leads to a two story lookout tower that offers views of valley farmlands, green foothills, and high mountains in the distance.  It is located west of Smith Ferry, Idaho, off of Highway 55.  From the highway, it was a windy drive past Sage Hen Reservoir to the trailhead.  It was a relatively difficult hike, but fortunately at only 2.5 miles in, it didn't last long.  Chuck and I made it to the lookout and had some fruit and sandwiches while taking in the views in all directions.  Nothing real exciting as the hiking season was winding down for me, but I was glad to still be on a trail in late October.


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