Ascent of Guthrie Peak on 2009-05-02
|Others in Party:||James N|
|Date:||Saturday, May 2, 2009|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Motorized Transport to Summit:||4x4 Vehicle|
| Motorized Transport to Trailhead:||4x4 Vehicle|
| Elevation:||6571 ft / 2002 m|
Ascent Trip ReportFrom the Black Hills Backcountry Byway you can take the signed and rough 4x4 Guthrie Peak Road to the summit. Don't think that this is viable with a 2WD or low clearance.
Just before the summit, a good tower service road comes in but it is unclear what the origins of this unmapped road are or whether it is gated at the base.
|Summary Total Data|
| Elevation Gain:||71 ft / 21 m|
| Distance:||0.2 mi / 0.3 km|
| Trailhead:||Guthrie Peak Road 6500 ft / 1981 m|
| Grade/Class:||Class 1|
| Quality:||2 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)|
| Route Conditions:||Road Hike, Open Country|
| Weather:||Hot, Windy, Clear|
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