Ascent of Odell Butte on 2014-07-04
|Others in Party:||Alan Bernier|
----Only Party on Mountain
|Date:||Friday, July 4, 2014|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Motorized Transport to Trailhead:||Car|
| Elevation:||7032 ft / 2143 m|
Ascent Trip ReportWe climb this peak the morning after South Sister. An easy and interesting summit on the way south to Mount Eddy.
From US-97 we drive west on the 58 then turn R (N) just after a right-left double bend, onto Odell Butte Rd (N43.45758 W121.87796, 1460m). Good gravel road: sharp L at N43.46858 W121.84390, sharp R at N43.46534 W121.85462 signposted Odell Butte, parking at N43.47326 W121.86672 (1960m, locked gate). Then hike up a couple of hairpin bends. For summit, climb partway up lookout tower stairs then scramble (easy YDS3) across to highest point of rocky tor N43.47067 W121.86403, 2145m. Has a trig plaque dated 1953; reference marker with same date; oddly there's a much newer looking smaller trig plaque dated 1933 in a recess a little lower down. Strictly not only party on mountain, as the fire watcher is in the cabin. No breakfast invitation though: visiting times are 0930 - 6pm and we are an hour early.
We also visit the east summit N43.47067 W121.86287 (easy YDS3): visually 5ish metres lower although the GPS has them both equal. We next visit Crater Lake with its bonus P3k Mount Scott.
Odell Butte photo album
|Summary Total Data|
| Total Elevation Gain:||602 ft / 183 m|
| Round-Trip Distance:||1.8 mi / 2.9 km|
| Trailhead:||6430 ft / 1959 m|
| Grade/Class:||YDS 3|
| Route Conditions:||Road Hike, Scramble|
| Weather:||Pleasant, Calm, Clear|
| Time:||15 Minutes|
| Time:||10 Minutes|
|GPS Data for Ascent/Trip|
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