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Ascent of Kelly Butte on 2020-06-03

Climber: Bill Fraser

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Wednesday, June 3, 2020
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Kelly Butte
    Location:USA-Washington
    Elevation:5400 ft / 1645 m

Ascent Trip Report

My intention was to also hike the trail into the valley going north from the peak, but I quickly lost the trail in deep, very steep snowbanks, and judged it unsafe to continue that way, so turned back and hung out on the fire lookout deck for a while, heading home early.

At the Whistler Creek bridge, just after the turnoff onto NF-7030 from FS-70, the road is about half washed away by water running everywhere except the culvert pipe under the road. It's passable for now, but probably not going to last long in that state.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:1088 ft / 331 m
    Round-Trip Distance:4.2 mi / 6.8 km
    Trailhead:Kelly Butte trailhead  4312 ft / 1314 m
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Time:1 Hours 20 Minutes



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