Ascent of Butler Peak on 2020-11-01

Climber: Michael Sullivan

Others in Party:Shelly Britton
----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Sunday, November 1, 2020
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Butler Peak
    Elevation:8535 ft / 2601 m

Ascent Trip Report

Distance: 10.2 miles
Elevation gain/loss: 1676 ft / 1645 ft
Moving time: 3:54
Moving speed: 2.6 mph

After Crafts Peak we camped Saturday night at Hana Flat Campground for the final night of the season. Then Sunday morning we hiked Butler Peak.
With the extended road closures still in effect, starting point is currently from Rim of The World gate to 2N13. Major damage on each section of road
will require repairs before reopening. Beautiful day for our hike with all the leaves in fall colors. Grabbed a couple geocaches along the way, recommend
geocache named The Owl's Nest. Tower was closed but stairs were fully open to the upper and lower decks.
Outstanding views in all directions of many of the Big Bear summits and San Bernardino Mountains. Crafts Reference Benchmark No. 1 is clearly visible on
a boulder to the left of the upper staircase. We did not locate Reference No. 2. The Triangulation Station Benchmark was placed in 1928. The fire tower
was built in 1935-1936 directly over the benchmark. It is in rock right under the center beam of the tower. With some careful maneuvering I got myself under
the tower and to the benchmark for the photo. Click photo to enlarge.

                                        Crafts Benchmark

                                        Crafts Benchmark

Summary Total Data
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Maintained Trail, Scramble
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Michael Sullivan
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