CamelHoof Lookout, Lillooet, B.C. June 14/20
This hike came up very short notice; Ingrid wanted to hike this one and I had viewed Steven Song's album of this one. I had worked in the Lillooet Forest Area 1981 - 1986; and with this history I was happy to join up. A long drive 2-1/4 hours to reach town from my home, and a further 1/2 hour up West Pavilion Road to find the trailhead, park, get ready, and go.
We started out with cloud, top of the mountain was inside cloud which made for misty conditons. Cleared away shortly after we had summitted and were heading back down. We got some good views of the country around us.
A great trip. not sure of the stats; it took us 2 - 1/2 hours to ascend to lookout from Ingrid's vehicle. think it was 1000 meters cumulative elevation gain, about 12 km + distance . We started heading up 11:15 am and were back down shortly after 5 pm. A lot of stops for photo ops; hence a very large count in photos. Only a small portion of these are posted in this report.
Route on All trails topog Map: marked in blue .Attachment 277016
West Pavilion Road, somewhere up at mountain at left and past we seek.
This fence rail points us up on this spur road....
Follow up road... good views..
Here road path ends, and trail along ridge of the two subpeaks and summit begins...
Clouds linger on summit, fog ahead
Open grassy area just below the summit, many stumps indicate a forest area had been removed..
Lookout Building Above....
Our lunch spot view of lookout...from behind.
Some summit views, imperfect... due to cloud
..open area of bunch grass here...
Sun came out to brighten the forest...and cliff bluff
Drop down to upper subpeak.... for best views of the day; got photo happy....
Zoom view from upper subpeak down to lower subpeak
Zoom view from upper subpeak to summit
Character Tree; Doug Fir swept by wind
View south across Fraser River, to Fountain Valley & Fountain Ridge
Thanks for the report!
Great views of the river valley.
I thought this might make a good loop coming from N of the lookout using some of the roads to the W of the ridge. Trail goes further N along the ridge past the lookout?
Great pictures and looks like it was worth the drive!
Yes the hike and views, and unique forest were well worth the 4-1/2 to 5 hours drive.
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