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Ascent of Mickey Butte on 2010-06-05

Climber: Dennis Poulin

Date:Saturday, June 5, 2010
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mickey Butte
    Location:USA-Oregon
    Elevation:6294 ft / 1918 m

Ascent Trip Report

I hiked up Mickey Butte from Mickey Hot Springs. Nice hike across sagebrush desert to the unnamed drainage on the south side of Mickey Butte. Half way up the drainage I came upon a grassy area that was freshly laid in and something had been gnawing on the rear legs of a sheep. I kept going up to the Mickey/6275 saddle and then up to the summit. After tagging Mickey Butte, I hiked across the saddle to point 6275 and then came down the next drainage west of the one I went up. I saw 3 live sheep while coming down this drainage. Nice hike on a cloudy windy day. I combined all the hiking stats on the totals for Mickey Butte.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:2683 ft / 818 m
    Distance:6.5 mi / 10.5 km
    Route:South Drainage
    Trailhead:3611 ft / 1100 m
    Route Conditions:
Open Country



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