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Ascent of Kelly Butte on 2011-12-04

Climber: Ryan Courtney

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Sunday, December 4, 2011
Ascent Type:Unsuccessful - Turned Back
Peak:Kelly Butte
    Location:USA-Oregon
    Elevation:500 ft / 152 m

Ascent Trip Report

I chose to hit other places with my daylight since Kelly Butte is open from 5am until midnight. Not recommended. My headlamp was dim, but with a half moon and no clouds I headed up the gated road anyway. I chatted briefly with someone coming down, who asked if I was a "local". By the time I got to the end of the road, I found out that he had turned around and followed me. He continued talking to me, telling me about the homeless camps on the butte. I'm guessing that you're not "local" even if you live in Portland.

Then he asked some really good questions. Why was I walking alone? Why was I using such a dim flashlight? Why wasn't I here during the day? Yep. Nice guy, and so sketchy.

Headed quickly back to the car.
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    Route Conditions:
Road Hike



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