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Ascent of Sisi Butte on 2014-08-18

Climber: Dennis Poulin

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Monday, August 18, 2014
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Sisi Butte
    Location:USA-Oregon
    Elevation:5618 ft / 1712 m

Ascent Trip Report

I accessed Sisi Butte from FR 46, FR 4690, and then turned left on FR 4220 (right goes to Olallie Lake). About 2 miles on FR 4220 there is a road on the left that is gated and posted as closed. It is actually a very good road that goes up to the fire lookout and a few communication buildings and towers.

I hiked the road to the fire lookout and then looked around for a trail to the east that would take me to Sisi Butte. There is no trail. I bushwhacked down and steep slope to the Sisi Butte/Fire Lookout saddle and then up a not so brushy slope to the summit. There is a rocky outcropping with a huge cairn on top that is about 100 yds before getting to the actual high point. Great views. When I reached the Sisi Butte/Fire Lookout saddle I noticed an old spur road heading towards the access road to the Fire Lookout. On my descent I used this old spur road instead of climbing back up to the Fire Lookout. It was a great shortcut and it shows on my GPS track. I hand leveled back from Sisi Butte to the Fire Lookout and it appears that the Butte is about 10 ft higher than the base of the Lookout.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:1720 ft / 524 m
    Extra Gain:185 ft / 56 m
    Distance:6.4 mi / 10.2 km
    Route:Access Road from the East
    Trailhead:4268 ft / 1300 m
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Bushwhack
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip


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