Ascent of Hamner Butte on 2014-07-22
|Other People:||Solo Ascent|
|Date:||Tuesday, July 22, 2014|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Motorized Transport to Trailhead:||4x4 Vehicle|
| Elevation:||7098 ft / 2163 m|
Ascent Trip ReportFrom Highway 46 coming from the south I turned right on FSR 4680 and "zeroed my odometer".
At 1.9 miles I turned left onto FSR 4674 (obvious, but not marked).
At 2.2 miles I turned right onto FSR 4678.
At 4.5 miles I turned left onto FSR 4678-350 (good clearance 2WD adequate).
At 6.2 miles I stopped at a small clearing and parked (5690' elevation). This is on the west slopes of Hamner Butte.
I hiked uphill approximately east through open forest to about 6170' where I crossed a road. I continued climbing uphill through brush and downed timber which eventually became less dense as I approached the summit rock block. The block was easiest to ascend on the north side. I found the Hamner Butte Benchmark under an orange metal drum.
I explored the broad summit ridge to verify that the rock block was the summit, then descended the same route to my car.
I found a GPS and compass useful.
|Summary Total Data|
| Total Elevation Gain:||1138 ft / 346 m|
| Route:||West slopes|
| Trailhead:||Road 4678-350 5960 ft / 1816 m|
| Quality:||3 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)|
| Route Conditions:||Open Country, Bushwhack, Scramble|
| Gear Used:||Ski Poles|
| Weather:||Cloudy with thunderstorms building.|
|GPS Data for Ascent/Trip|
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