Ascent of White Tail Peak on 2016-03-17

Climber: Craig Johnson

Date:Thursday, March 17, 2016
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:White Tail Peak
    Location:USA-South Dakota
    Elevation:6962 ft / 2122 m

Ascent Trip Report

This was my third try at White Tail Peak just because the route finding in the area is pretty confusing. On this day though, the road conditions were pretty good and I was able to drive quite a ways in. From Rochford Road, West of Rochford (231), I turned South on 191. Work your way past the turn off to 125. Then 190 1B connects to 191. Take that to 190, turn NW on 190 which becomes White Tail Road. This road goes up to a saddle between White Tail Peak and the peak to the North. From the saddle there is a 4-wheeler trail to the top along a ridge. I got stopped on 190 due to fallen trees. Took the fat bike about another mile, then snowshoed to the top on the East slopes of White Tail. Lots of downed timber. Would not be good for skis. There are a number of prominent peaks in the area, so take GPS to find the right one. The snow can be quite deep up there, lots of trees and shady areas. 3 hour round trip if you drive in a ways, but can be much longer.
Summary Total Data
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Bushwhack, Snow on Ground
    Gear Used:
Bicycle, Snowshoes
Ascent Statistics
    Time:1 Hours 30 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Time:1 Hours 30 Minutes

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