Ascent of West Butte on 2009-09-05
|Others in Party:||Sharon|
|Date:||Saturday, September 5, 2009|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Motorized Transport to Trailhead:||Car|
| Elevation:||4450 ft / 1356 m|
Ascent Trip ReportI contacted the land owner and easily got permission to climb the W Butte on the W Butte ranch. From Boyes, MT head south on the gravel road about 8 miles, to the sign saying ridge road, then stay to the left and follow the ridge road until you come to the butte. You will go past the butte and see a road on the left labelled "W Ranch" Take this and you will find a skid road leading to the top with the towers. I chose to walk the road to the top, but a four wheel drive or high clearance vehicle could have kept going to the top. Short hike to the top, fairly easy.
|Summary Total Data|
| Elevation Gain:||132 ft / 40 m|
| Distance:||0.8 mi / 1.3 km|
| Trailhead:||4318 ft / 1316 m|
| Grade/Class:||Class 1|
| Quality:||1 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)|
| Route Conditions:||Road Hike|
| Weather:||Hot, Breezy|
| Time Up:||15 Minutes|
| Time Down:||13 Minutes|
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