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Ascent of Red Butte on 2018-08-13

Climber: Charlie Creason

Others in Party:Lori
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----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Monday, August 13, 2018
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Red Butte
    Location:USA-Idaho
    Elevation:8108 ft / 2471 m

Ascent Trip Report

Drove forest road 218 until the turnoff for Moody Swamp. Drove on to the end of the road and the trail head which has a maintained pit toilet. Left the truck at 10:05 and headed up the jeep track. The first part is fairly gradual, gaining about 400 feet in the first 1.5 miles. The middle section was fairly flat and the last pitch was quite steep. The main trail goes straight to the top of the adjacent knob, not as shown on the topo map. We summitted at about 11:15. Had a bottle of water and took pictures for a few minutes. The views are panoramic, but due to the smoke, the Tetons could not be seen. Piney Mtn and Garns Mtn (Teton COHP's) were clearly visible to the east. Retraced the trail back to the truck and drove to Heise for a delicious lunch and a beer. #22 in the bag.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:1000 ft / 304 m
    Round-Trip Distance:6.4 mi / 10.3 km
    Grade/Class:7
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Maintained Trail
    Gear Used:
Animal/Pet
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Partly Cloudy
Hazy due to fires
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:1000 ft / 304 m
    Distance:3.2 mi / 5.2 km
    Route:old jeep road
    Start Trailhead:Moody Swamp trailhead  7108 ft / 2166 m
    Time:1 Hours 10 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Distance:3.2 mi / 5.2 km
    Time:1 Hours 0 Minutes



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