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Ascent of Lake Butte on 2018-05-27

Climber: Ryder Irvine

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Sunday, May 27, 2018
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:4x4 Vehicle
Peak:Lake Butte
    Location:USA-Washington
    Elevation:5033 ft / 1534 m

Ascent Trip Report

An enjoyable short hike with some minor scrambling on some bouldery rock outcroppings.
The approach I found best:
Find FR2149 which I accessed from the north off of West Kettle River Rd (Customs rd to Midway, BC.)
I am guessing about 7 miles south, after going through some private land, I headed east on Empire Lakes Road or what I think was FR2150? Head about 1/2 mile to the east and take the road going to the north which was FR2150010. There was a gate, but it was open. Follow this road north until it turns into an ATV track and eventually fades, then just follow the ridge due north to the top.
I did this rather late in the evening twilight, and there was a lot of bear sign at the time so I was eager to get up and down. Mosquitoes were relentless.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:752 ft / 229 m
    Round-Trip Distance:1.4 mi / 2.3 km
    Route:South Ridge
    Trailhead:End of Road  4281 ft / 1304 m
    Grade/Class:Class 2
    Quality:3 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Open Country, Bushwhack, Scramble
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Time:23 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Time:17 Minutes
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip


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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Ryder Irvine
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