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Ascent of Powell Butte on 2017-08-03

Climber: William Musser

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Thursday, August 3, 2017
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Powell Butte
    Location:USA-Oregon
    Elevation:620 ft / 188 m

Ascent Trip Report

Finally, a nice public places and bummer the top supposedly has amazing views of 5 snow capped peaks including Hood and St Helens BUT not today. The haze was crazy thick. Oh well I will come back and do with hike again with Karen and the dog perhaps.

Parked at the standard parking lot and hiked down to the entrance road to earn the prominence. Hiked up using the Wildhorse Trail up and the Summit Trail coming down. Total hike was about 1.8 miles and about 350 feet of gain. The rising temperature was now from 75F to 79F and still on the rise. Got to get in the last hike of the day before it hits 105 today!
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:360 ft / 109 m
    Round-Trip Distance:1.8 mi / 2.9 km
    Grade/Class:1
    Quality:4 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Weather:Overcast
75 to 79F
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:360 ft / 109 m
    Distance:0.9 mi / 1.4 km
    Route:see TR
    Start Trailhead:see TR  260 ft / 79 m
Descent Statistics
    Distance:0.9 mi / 1.4 km
Ascent Part of Trip: Portland-1

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDateGain
1Bald Peak2017-08-01 a480 ft / 146 m
2Cooper Mountain2017-08-01 b443 ft / 135 m
3Mount Sylvania2017-08-01 c450 ft / 137 m
4West Linn Peak2017-08-02481 ft / 147 m
7Cornell Mountain2017-08-03 a319 ft / 97 m
8Council Crest2017-08-03 b870 ft / 265 m
9Mount Scott2017-08-03 c40 ft / 12 m
10Kelly Butte2017-08-03 d193 ft / 59 m
11Powell Butte2017-08-03 e360 ft / 110 m
Total Trip Gain: 3636 ft / 1108 m    Total Trip Loss: 260 ft / 78 m



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