Ascent of Cedar Butte on 2017-11-04

Climber: James Barlow

Others in Party:Becca Romig
Sage Kallestad -- Trip Report or GPS Track
Sawyer Romig -- Trip Report or GPS Track
Date:Saturday, November 4, 2017
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Cedar Butte
    Elevation:1880 ft / 573 m

Ascent Trip Report

A great day out in the western Cascade foothills in the snow. Free parking across the street from the Cedar Falls TH in the Rattlesnake parking lot. Discovery Pass required for Cedar Falls TH and we didn't have ours in this car today... We started the hike on the John Wayne Trail and turned on to the Cedar Butte Trail. Thankfully, as we ascended we soon were out of the light rain and into the snow. There is a trail junction about 1/3 of the way up. We stayed left on the steeper ascent, with the intent of returning on the other trail. There is a higher trail junction where we turned left towards the summit. The summit likely has a nice view in one direction on a better weather day, but today was snowing. We hung out on the summit for quite a while and took a handful of great photos to honor the 1937 spelling of this peak: Ceder Butt. The kids played with snow while we enjoyed the summit. The descent was fun with Becca and I dodging snowballs and then chasing naughty boys down the trail trying to cover them in snow. I managed to get Sage right under a fully loaded pine branch and shake it all over him! We took the descent option towards the Blowout. This makes for a fine loop on this easy less-than-half-day outing. We are now 2/3 finished with the obscure "Blob Pin" created by Harvey Manning and Ira Spring back in 1991 for those peaks that can be hiked when real mountains just won't do... Pics
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:920 ft / 280 m
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Snow on Ground
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:920 ft / 280 m
    Route:Cedar Butte Trail
    Start Trailhead:960 ft / 292 m
Descent Statistics

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