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Ascent of Buzzard Butte on 2013-07-17

Climber: Dennis Poulin

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Wednesday, July 17, 2013
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Buzzard Butte
    Location:USA-Oregon
    Elevation:1684 ft / 513 m

Ascent Trip Report

I approached Buzzard Butte from the town of Beaver on Hwy 101. I turned west on the only road in town which was paved for a little ways. About 3.6 miles from Hwy 101 I went left and at 4.6 miles continued straight. At 5.6 miles I parked where there is an old side road on the left. Someone has driven down this road for a few hundred yards but it is a brushfest.

I followed this old side road eastward towards the summit. This road is brushy in spots and the further I went the brushier it became. Near the summit, it was easier to just bushwhack up to the summit rather than to continue following the old roadbed. No views from the summit. There are a couple old building foundations. On the descent, I just bushwhacked westward back to the roadbed rather than bushwhacking on the roadbed. My GPS was handy in finding the summit and the car.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:237 ft / 72 m
    Elevation Loss:237 ft / 72 m
    Distance:1.8 mi / 3 km
    Route Conditions:
Unmaintained Trail, Bushwhack
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:237 ft / 72 m
    Distance:0.9 mi / 1.5 km
    Route:Weat Side Abandoned Road
    Trailhead:1447 ft / 441 m
Descent Statistics
    Elevation Loss:237 ft / 72 m
    Distance:0.9 mi / 1.5 km
    Trailhead:1447 ft / 441 m
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip


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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Dennis Poulin
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