Ascent of Drake Butte on 2013-11-20

Climber: Dennis Poulin

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Wednesday, November 20, 2013
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Drake Butte
    Elevation:6266 ft / 1909 m

Ascent Trip Report

Drake Butte is a drive up on a good road. I accessed it from Prineville taking Hwy 380 southeast to near MP 30 and FR 17 signed for Antelope Reservoir. I zeroed my odometer at this turn off and headed south on FR 17. At 6.7 miles I stayed straight, at 8.8 miles at a small pass I turned left onto FR 1750, and at 10.4 miles at another small saddle I turned left onto an unsigned road that leads to the summit. This last road is a little steep and rocky, but it is only about .1 long before I drove right onto the summit next to a small radio relay station. There was about 1" of snow on the ground for the last couple of miles and there was no view from the summit because of trees.
Summary Total Data
    Route Conditions:
Snow on Ground
Ascent Statistics
    Route:Drive Up
Descent Statistics

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