Ascent of Taylor Butte on 2011-12-17

Climber: Dennis Poulin

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Saturday, December 17, 2011
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Taylor Butte
    Elevation:2195 ft / 669 m

Ascent Trip Report

I approached Taylor Butte from Alsea on Hwy 34. Turn south on the Alsea Deadwood Road and go 9.5 miles to Lobster Valley Road and turn right. Go 3.6 miles to Preacheer Creek Road, turn left and zero your odometer. Go 0.6 miles to FR 35 and go left, at 3.1 miles turn left on FR 15-9-12. There is an active logging operation on this road. At 3.9 miles go right. I could only go about another 0.4 miles because of the logging. Logs and equipment blocked the road. It was good that they were not working this weekend.

I hiked up the road another 0.2 miles and turned left towards the summit. The road deteriorated the further I went and in about .25 mile it was undriveable. I kept hiking. The road is overgrown and brushy in spots and finally when I got to a point just south of the summit, I bushwhacked up a steep slope to the summit. My GPS track lost satellite contact on this last part and it doesn't show the short bushwhack up to the summit. No views because of the brush and trees. This last bushwhack was not easy.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:545 ft / 167 m
    Distance:2.8 mi / 4.4 km
    Route:West Side Road
    Trailhead:1650 ft / 502 m
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Unmaintained Trail, Bushwhack
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Dennis Poulin
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