Ascent of White Butte on 2012-06-25
|Others in Party:||Kevin O'Laughlin|
----Only Party on Mountain
|Date:||Monday, June 25, 2012|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Motorized Transport to Trailhead:||Car|
| Location:||USA-North Dakota|
| Elevation:||3506 ft / 1068 m|
Ascent Trip ReportVery windy day, had to fight to keep balance at top. Despite all the warnings about rattlesnakes from other trip reports, did not see any. The route is along a road (marked "closed", so we didn't drive on it). We donated some money to the mailbox for highpoint access and started hiking. One goes about a mile along the road, then you come to a gate, which you go through and head up the hill along a bunch of trails that go up the hill in several ways. The landscape is sandy/badlands. The former owner of the property is interred at the highpoint, which provides views of the plains of North Dakota, agricultural mounds, and a few scattered buttes. It was extremely windy, enough to push one off balance at the top.
|Summary Total Data|
| Elevation Gain:||416 ft / 127 m|
| Distance:||3.4 mi / 5.5 km|
| Trailhead:||mailbox 3090 ft / 941 m|
| Quality:||7 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)|
| Route Conditions:||Road Hike, Unmaintained Trail|
| Weather:||Hot, Very Windy, Clear|
| Time Up:||44 Minutes|
| Time Down:||50 Minutes|
|GPS Data for Ascent/Trip|
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