Ascent of Huerfano Butte on 2008-05-09
|Other People:||Solo Ascent|
Only Party on Mountain
|Date:||Friday, May 9, 2008|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Motorized Transport to Trailhead:||Car|
| Elevation:||4002 ft / 1219 m|
Ascent Trip ReportParked just off the road to the north and made the short walk to the butte. Did the rock scramble to the summit and found the benchmark, summit log and a geocache. I did run into a hive of Africanized Honey Bees while descending the north slope. I hopped down in front of a crag and heard buzzing. By that time I was already getting head-butted. I immediately double timed it down to ground level but the bees continued to pursue and head-butt all the way back to the fence near where the vehicle was parked. No stings thankfully, but new found respect to steer clear next time.
|Summary Total Data|
| Total Elevation Gain:||275 ft / 83 m|
| Round-Trip Distance:||0.4 mi / 0.6 km|
| Route:||N Ridge|
| Trailhead:||Santa Rita Rd. 3727 ft / 1135 m|
| Route Conditions:||Open Country, Scramble|
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