Ascent of Shafer Butte on 2015-12-02
|Date:||Wednesday, December 2, 2015|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Motorized Transport to Trailhead:||4x4 Vehicle|
| Elevation:||7582 ft / 2310 m|
Ascent Trip ReportLooking to escape the inversion in Boise, I wanted to get out for a high altitude hike. The original target was Mores Mountain, but when I arrived at Bogus Basin the road to Mores Mountain was closed for nordic skiing, so time for plan B. I drove up to Pioneer Lodge and talked to a couple skiers coming off of Shafer Butte. Bogus was not yet open, but they said there shouldn't be any trouble from the Bogus Basin people if I snowshoe up to the summit.
I've never been on the mountain in the winter when it was closed to skiing. It was quite nice and peaceful - didn't see anyone during the entire trip. Started out following the Lodge Trail (140), then cut across to join the Packing Trail (149). The snow was quite deep (at least 2 feet), so this would be impossible without snowshoes. Also, the off trail snowshoeing was tough as the hill is pretty steep and I was sinking pretty good, even with the snowshoes.
|Summary Total Data|
| Total Elevation Gain:||856 ft / 260 m|
| Round-Trip Distance:||3.6 mi / 5.8 km|
| Trailhead:||Pioneer Lodge 6726 ft / 2050 m|
| Grade/Class:||Class 1|
| Quality:||4 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)|
| Route Conditions:||Road Hike, Open Country, Snow on Ground|
| Gear Used:||Ski Poles, Snowshoes|
| Weather:||Snowing, Cold, Breezy, Low Clouds|
30 degrees, foggy, few snow flakes
| Time:||1 Hours 20 Minutes|
| Time:||40 Minutes|
|GPS Data for Ascent/Trip|
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