Ascent of Keller Butte on 2019-05-27

Climber: Bob Bolton

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Monday, May 27, 2019
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Summit:4x4 Vehicle
Peak:Keller Butte
    Elevation:4811 ft / 1466 m

Ascent Trip Report

See James Barlow's driving track. Had a cow elk run across the road just in front of me. Then on the descent not too far from the top I encountered a brown bear ahead on the road, not 100 yards away. I stopped quickly and reached for my camera, but by the time I could get ready to shoot the bear suddenly became worried about me and bolted. The bear looked for all the world like a small grizzly, but I can't say for sure, and I suppose it could be a brown-colored black bear. The road was not bad, the only thing that might challenge a low-riding sedan were the dry ruts along several stretches.
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    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Clear

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