Ascent of South Butte on 2014-08-24

Climber: Caleb Morris

Others in Party:Kelsey Wickstrand
Date:Sunday, August 24, 2014
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:South Butte
    Elevation:6994 ft / 2131 m

Ascent Trip Report

Maybe my least efficient bit of peakbagging ever. I drove home Saturday from Smoky Dome due to unfavorable weather conditions and general apathy. Waking up Sunday morning and regretting my decision to leave Idaho, I hopped in my car and headed back across the stateline, this time more northerly since north Idaho is closer to Tri Cities than the Smoky Dome area. Over the course of Friday afternoon to Sunday evening I spent at least a solid 24 hours driving, and managed barely 3000 feet of elevation gain hiking. Pretty lame of me.

The drive in via 301 from Avery is much much much nicer than coming at this from Clarkia. I drove in the Clarkia route, which is pretty darned rough, and out the north route which is nice and graveled almost the entire way.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:700 ft / 213 m
    Round-Trip Distance:1.1 mi / 1.8 km
    Quality:4 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Unmaintained Trail
    Weather:Drizzle, Pleasant, Calm, Partly Cloudy
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:700 ft / 213 m
    Distance:0.6 mi / 1 km
    Start Trailhead:6294 ft / 1918 m
Descent Statistics
    Distance:0.5 mi / 0.8 km

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