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Ascent of Big Butt on 2020-03-28

Climber: Powen Ru

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Saturday, March 28, 2020
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Big Butt
    Location:USA-Virginia
    Elevation:3451 ft / 1051 m

Ascent Trip Report

- follow Sycamore Valley Drive (Rt627) ending at the drive way of a private house.
- the nice owner let me park next to his tractor at the entrance of the abandoned forest road.
- a lot of down trees along the way, eventually merging with Mountain Myst Way at 2040.
- at 2440, I followed an abandoned (obviously unmaintained) trail (Global topo) that bypasses Hulls Gap.
- the 5-piece lookout remnants can be seen from the road, but the true summit should be somewhere along the rock rim.
- I spent effort to locate BM/RMs indicated by Peakbagger App, but I found none. If you find any, please photo and post it on the peak page.
- winter ascent is possible.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:1947 ft / 592 m
    Total Elevation Loss:1947 ft / 592 m
    Round-Trip Distance:6.1 mi / 9.8 km
    Quality:2 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Unmaintained Trail, Bushwhack
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:Hot, Calm, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:1788 ft / 544 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 1611 ft / 491 m; Extra: 177 ft / 53m
    Loss on way in:177 ft / 53 m
    Distance:3.4 mi / 5.5 km
    Route:Forest 4WD
    Start Trailhead:End of Rt627  1840 ft / 560 m
    Time:1 Hours 44 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:1770 ft / 539 m
        Loss Breakdown:Net: 1611 ft / 491 m; Extra: 159 ft / 48m
    Gain on way out:159 ft / 48 m
    Distance:2.7 mi / 4.3 km
    Route:NW slope
    End Trailhead:End of 627  1840 ft / 560 m
    Time:1 Hours 16 Minutes
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip


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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Powen Ru
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