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Ascent of Red Butte on 2019-09-19

Climber: Jeremy Fuerst

Date:Thursday, September 19, 2019
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Red Butte
    Location:USA-Idaho
    Elevation:8108 ft / 2471 m

Ascent Trip Report

I did not manage to write a post on these three (Garns, Piney, and Red) along with the other Idaho CoHPs I completed that trip, and I did not take notes, so I am left with what little I have from my memory at this point.

Minus a couple washouts, the road is drivable to all vehicles up to the trailhead. There were plenty of cattle along the road, so watch your speed. I encountered no vehicles at the trailhead, so any concerns of dodging motorcycles/ATVs were not an issue for me. However I wished I had brought my own mountain bike as it would have shortened the day considerably. It is not a whole lot of elevation gain or loss, just a lot of mileage.

There is a nice pit toilet at the trailhead, which was a little surprising. The area does see some use.

For the time and effort required on these three peaks, I did not find the views to be as rewarding as Baird the day prior. But it felt good to complete this cluster of Idaho's county high points.

Adam Helman's trip report will be sufficient preparation. I drove in from the south and exited to the north to return to Jackson. As mentioned in my trip report on Kelly Mountain, this trailhead is only a short drive up from the Kelly ski area.
Summary Total Data
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Open Country, Bushwhack
    Weather:Cool, Breezy, Partly Cloudy



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