Ascent of Abbott Butte on 2010-08-05

Climber: Dennis Poulin

Date:Thursday, August 5, 2010
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Abbott Butte
    Elevation:6131 ft / 1868 m

Ascent Trip Report

I approached Abbott Butte from Hwy 62 and the paved Woodruff Bridge turnoff. This is FR 68 and turns into a good gravel road all the way up to a saddle south of Abbott Butte. You can access the Rogue Umpqua Divide Trail from the saddle. I opted to drive on a lesser road about .5 mile closer where it dead ended. This is a good maintained trail that follows the old road that accessed the fire lookout on the summit. The fire lookout has not been used in many years and looks like it may fall down at any time. Nice views from the summit.

On the way back to the TH, I climbed Quartz Mountain and this added about .75 mile and 500 ft to the climbing stats.

Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:1640 ft / 500 m
    Distance:6.4 mi / 10.3 km
    Route:Rogue Umpqua Divide Trail
    Trailhead:4491 ft / 1368 m
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail

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