Ascent of Saddle Butte on 2020-05-01

Climber: Rich P

Date:Friday, May 1, 2020
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Saddle Butte
    Elevation:5880 ft / 1792 m

Ascent Trip Report

Came up from the The Grande Ronde via Grouse Ck and almost made it to the junction with the summit road. A lingering snow patch where the road enters a shady spot above Bucket Spring was too much for my car and I walked from there. Mostly snow free beyond there to the summit. Lots of evidence of bears in the area and I spooked one as I parked. Needless to say, I did a lot of loud singing on the hike up and down.
This is a good early season approach while the northern side is still snowbound.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:900 ft / 274 m
    Round-Trip Distance:4 mi / 6.4 km
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:900 ft / 274 m
    Distance:2 mi / 3.2 km
    Start Trailhead:4980 ft / 1517 m
Descent Statistics
    Distance:2 mi / 3.2 km

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