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Ascent of Big Southern Butte on 2017-08-18

Climber: Dean Gaudet

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Friday, August 18, 2017
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Summit:4x4 Vehicle
Peak:Big Southern Butte
    Location:USA-Idaho
    Elevation:7560 ft / 2304 m

Ascent Trip Report

i was driving from ketchum to pocatello. i went in via dennis poulin's directions. i'm attaching a driving track from this direction in case it's useful for others. most of this approach is good gravel, but there are definitely some dusty/sandy sections. the drive up the mountain is definitely 4x4 high clearance good tires territory though.

on the way out i planned to use richard hensley's track, and i circled to the south of the mountain, where i decided to punch my destination into gmaps. gmaps took me on a great gravel road heading SE: gmaps calls it the "goodale cutoff" and "big butte springfield rd". this eventually took me into farm country, and back to the highway along W 200 N / parks rd. i got back to the highway just outside of blackfoot.

it was something like 3 to 3.5h from highway to highway on this path.
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GPS Data for Ascent/Trip


 GPS Waypoints - Hover or click to see name and lat/long
Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Dean Gaudet
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