Ascent of Medicine Butte on 2021-04-07

Climber: Robert Levy

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Wednesday, April 7, 2021
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:4x4 Vehicle
Peak:Medicine Butte
    Elevation:8608 ft / 2623 m

Ascent Trip Report

I started about a half-mile past the landfill, and started to run up the mountain. The mountain was very muddy, but still a very good run. Very nice. DO NOT USE GOOGLE MAPS FOR DIRECTIONS!!! Google Maps takes you down a very poor quality dirt road. The rocks are very big, perhaps the size of basketballs, and some of them are pointy, so watch your tires. 4WD and high-clearance, along with off-roading tires is HIGHLY recommended for summiting in a vehicle. Otherwise, you can get stuck, pop a tire, or worst, overturn or oversteer your vehicle. And don't drive up in mud, it is dangerous for almost all vehicles.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:1813 ft / 552 m
    Extra Gain:215 ft / 65 m
    Round-Trip Distance:5.2 mi / 8.4 km
    Trailhead:7225 ft / 2202 m
    Grade/Class:Class 1
    Quality:5 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Open Country, Snow on Ground
    Weather:Cool, Windy, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Time:38 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Time:22 Minutes

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