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Ascent of Odell Butte on 2008-10-09

Climber: Frederick Johnson

Others in Party:Dave Jenkins
Date:Thursday, October 9, 2008
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:4x4 Vehicle
Peak:Odell Butte
    Location:USA-Oregon
    Elevation:7032 ft / 2143 m

Ascent Trip Report

From Crescent on OR 97 take OR 61, then FSR 5815 and FSR 500 for 6.7 miles to a locked gate about 1 below below Odell Butte and its L.O. The first L.O. was a 12'x12' frame cabin atop a log crib built in the 1920s. It was replaced in 1932 by a L-4 cab on a 20' tower. The present L.O., built in 1961, is an R-6 flattop live-in with catwalk on a 30' treated wood tower. Darryl was the relief staffer today. The regular staffer is longtime veteran Jim Shotwell, regarded as the best in the area.
Summary Total Data
    Quality:1 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike
    Weather:Cold, windy, partly cloudy



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