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Ascent of Shelton Butte on 2010-07-17

Climber: Frederick Johnson

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Saturday, July 17, 2010
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Summit:4x4 Vehicle
Peak:Shelton Butte
    Location:USA-California
    Elevation:3568 ft / 1087 m

Ascent Trip Report

From Orleans at the north end of the Klamath River bridge on CA 96, enter Red Cap Rd (FSR 10N01). After 6.4 miles go right on FSR 10N02, descend to cross Red Cap Creek, then climb back up to meet FSR 10N05. Turn right at this junction, where a sign shows "Shelton Butte--8 miles", then turn right on FSR 10N09 for the final 4.1 miles to Shelton Butte. Of the 16.0 miles from CA 96 to Shelton Butte, about 9.5 miles is on good dirt road, the rest on narrow paved road. I cannot recommend a visit to this former L.O. site. Most of the drive is through forest with no views and, even more importantly, the summit area is covered in foliage, affording no views at all. Only a small communications box and a dilapidated outhouse remain.
Summary Total Data
    Route:Drive-up
    Trailhead:3568 ft / 1087 m
    Grade/Class:Drive-up
    Quality:1 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Clear
Ideal



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