Ascent of Sisi Butte on 2014-08-18
|Other People:||Solo Ascent|
Only Party on Mountain
|Date:||Monday, August 18, 2014|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Elevation:||5618 ft / 1712 m|
Ascent Trip ReportI accessed Sisi Butte from FR 46, FR 4690, and then turned left on FR 4220 (right goes to Olallie Lake). About 2 miles on FR 4220 there is a road on the left that is gated and posted as closed. It is actually a very good road that goes up to the fire lookout and a few communication buildings and towers.
I hiked the road to the fire lookout and then looked around for a trail to the east that would take me to Sisi Butte. There is no trail. I bushwhacked down and steep slope to the Sisi Butte/Fire Lookout saddle and then up a not so brushy slope to the summit. There is a rocky outcropping with a huge cairn on top that is about 100 yds before getting to the actual high point. Great views. When I reached the Sisi Butte/Fire Lookout saddle I noticed an old spur road heading towards the access road to the Fire Lookout. On my descent I used this old spur road instead of climbing back up to the Fire Lookout. It was a great shortcut and it shows on my GPS track. I hand leveled back from Sisi Butte to the Fire Lookout and it appears that the Butte is about 10 ft higher than the base of the Lookout.
|Summary Total Data|
| Total Elevation Gain:||1720 ft / 523 m|
| Extra Gain:||185 ft / 56 m|
| Round-Trip Distance:||6.4 mi / 10.2 km|
| Route:||Access Road from the East|
| Trailhead:||4268 ft / 1300 m|
| Route Conditions:||Road Hike, Bushwhack|
|GPS Data for Ascent/Trip|
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