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Ascent to Dixie Butte-False Summit on 2006-03-27

Climber: Caleb Morris

Date:Monday, March 27, 2006
Ascent Type:Unsuccessful - Turned Back
Point Reached:Dixie Butte - False Summit
    Location:USA-Oregon
    Elevation:7442 ft / 2268 m
    Remaining Elevation:150 ft / 46 m (7% left to go)

Ascent Trip Report

This was my first time snowshoeing, and I had no gear to speak of other than a pair of snowshoes. I was in pretty good condition thanks to basketball, but wasnt reallly in good shape for hiking. Wearing blue jeans, a heavy cotton coat, and with only a GPS device I Snowshoe hiked from the highway to false summit where I was turned back by icy saddle conditions and some horrid cold wind blowing up from the valley below.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:2000 ft / 609 m
    Round-Trip Distance:8 mi / 12.9 km
    Quality:5 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Snow on Ground
    Gear Used:
Snowshoes
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:2000 ft / 609 m
    Distance:4 mi / 6.4 km
    Start Trailhead:5442 ft / 1658 m
Descent Statistics
    Distance:4 mi / 6.4 km



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