Ascent of Olallie Butte on 2013-06-16

Climber: Caleb Morris

Others in Party:Kelsey Wickstrand
Date:Sunday, June 16, 2013
Ascent Type:Unsuccessful - Turned Back
Peak:Olallie Butte
    Elevation:6600 ft / 2011 m

Ascent Trip Report

11am start, thunderstorms brewing overhead, deep soft snow above 6000 feet = failure to summit. Still a fun hike, we hit snow around 5800 feet, and most of the on snow travel went well other than the occasional posthole, but the wind was blowing and big clouds were blowing up over the mountain and we turned back in the mid afternoon. Most times I hate turning back, but this was no big deal. The mountain is relatively close (closer than Nevada or Idaho P2K's) and the hike is a short easy one.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:2000 ft / 609 m
    Round-Trip Distance:4 mi / 6.4 km
    Quality:4 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Unmaintained Trail, Snow on Ground
    Weather:Pleasant, Breezy, Partly Cloudy
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:2000 ft / 609 m
    Distance:2 mi / 3.2 km
    Start Trailhead:4600 ft / 1402 m
Descent Statistics
    Distance:2 mi / 3.2 km

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