Buck Point, San Sevaine Lookout
By: Charlie Knapke
Leaders: Charlie Knapke, Patty Kline
This trip was listed in the schedule as 7 miles round trip and 1800' of gain for three peaks. It didn't quite go that way. I received a call from Patty a couple of weeks before the trip. She informed me that she had contacted the U.S.FS about the gate in Lytle Creek canyon. They informed here that it would not be open that weekend Three days before the trip I drove out and scouted the roads on the south side of the peak. There was a lot of water damage from this winter's rains. I discussed the situation with Patty at the DPS banquet. We decided to hike San Sevaine & Buck Point via old U.S.F.S. IN36.
About fifteen people showed up at the meeting place on Saturday morning. I informed them that the trip was now 16 miles plus and almost 6,Ooo' of gain. When the dust settled there were only six brave participants left. Two of them stopped at a local store to buy some bottled water and then off we went.
We parked on Summit Avenue just across from an egg ranch (shown on the topo). We hiked about 3/4 mile along a dirt road. We then headed north up to an Edison access road. We headed up an old road on a ridge. I quickly realized that we had started up one ridge too soon. We went down through a brush filled gully and up to intersect 1N36. We followed this up to the top of the ridge where we met the road from Lytle Creek about one mile east of the turn off for San Sevaine. We hiked to Buck Point first and then San Sevaine. Because of the late starting time, we got back to our tars about 8:30 p.m.
I would like to thank Patty for her assistance.
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