Ascent of White Butte on 2012-06-25

Climber: Walter Blume

Others in Party:Kevin O'Laughlin
----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Monday, June 25, 2012
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:White Butte
    Location:USA-North Dakota
    Elevation:3506 ft / 1068 m

Ascent Trip Report

Very windy day, had to fight to keep balance at top. Despite all the warnings about rattlesnakes from other trip reports, did not see any. The route is along a road (marked "closed", so we didn't drive on it). We donated some money to the mailbox for highpoint access and started hiking. One goes about a mile along the road, then you come to a gate, which you go through and head up the hill along a bunch of trails that go up the hill in several ways. The landscape is sandy/badlands. The former owner of the property is interred at the highpoint, which provides views of the plains of North Dakota, agricultural mounds, and a few scattered buttes. It was extremely windy, enough to push one off balance at the top.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:416 ft / 126 m
    Round-Trip Distance:3.4 mi / 5.5 km
    Trailhead:mailbox  3090 ft / 941 m
    Quality:7 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Unmaintained Trail
    Weather:Hot, Very Windy, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Time:44 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Time:50 Minutes
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Walter Blume
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