Ascent of Puffer Butte on 2011-06-04

Climber: Richard Hensley

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Saturday, June 4, 2011
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Puffer Butte
    Elevation:4480 ft / 1365 m

Ascent Trip Report

Ascent included out-and-back to state park boundary on Corral Trail. Tried to get to Puffer Point (4269msl) for view of Grande Ronde Canyon as described in Carson & Babcock's "Hiking Guide to Washington Geology". Gate was locked with two No Trespassing signs, one by owner and one by state. Cannot get to Puffer Point without trespassing. From there, attempted a bushwhack up to summit, but undergrowth was too thick. Gave up and backtracked to pick up trails. Summit was a little ways north-northeast of hut. Butte is overgrown; no geology to see except a couple rock outcrops along Lodge Trail. Good views of Wallowa Mtns 60 miles away.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:540 ft / 164 m
    Elevation Loss:540 ft / 164 m
    Distance:3.5 mi / 5.6 km
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Maintained Trail, Bushwhack
    Weather:Cool, Breezy, Clear
visibility 100+
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:520 ft / 158 m
    Extra Loss:40 ft / 12 m
    Distance:2.5 mi / 4 km
    Route:Corral, Butte Climb, Lodge Trails
    Trailhead:Fields Spring South trailhead  4000 ft / 1219 m
    Time Up:1 Hours 19 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Elevation Loss:500 ft / 152 m
    Extra Gain:20 ft / 6 m
    Distance:1 mi / 1.6 km
    Route:Mtn View, Butte Climb, Lodge Trails
    Trailhead:Fields Spring South trailhead  4000 ft / 1219 m
    Time Down:19 Minutes
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Richard Hensley
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