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Ascent of Butte County High Point on 2015-10-28

Climber: Brian McCarty

Others in Party:Lane McCarty <17102> 5yo
Paige McCarty <17088> 3yo
----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Wednesday, October 28, 2015
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Butte County High Point
    Location:USA-California
    Elevation:7120 ft / 2170 m

Ascent Trip Report

This time a little bit better weather in fact no thunder or hail. We drove through a few little rain showers driving up.

The North terminus of Forest Rd 26N84 will get you the closest to this HP. From the car we went uphill (Northeast) until reaching the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) at the big open sandy spot. The last part of the hike was PCT to the Butte CoHP trail. Follow the metal sign on PCT.

I feel a passenger car with low clearance could carefully make it to the end of this road. I cleared most tall rocks and limbs that could have been a hazard. Take the dirt berms either at an angle or on the hillside to avoid scraping dirt. All wheel drive would be a plus. If this scares you, then a 2WD passenger car can easily do 26N84A road with no problems.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:132 ft / 40 m
    Total Elevation Loss:132 ft / 40 m
    Round-Trip Distance:1.7 mi / 2.7 km
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Bushwhack
    Weather:Cool, Low Clouds
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:132 ft / 40 m
    Distance:0.8 mi / 1.3 km
    Route:bushwack>PCT>Butte spur
    Start Trailhead:Forest Rd 26N84 end  6988 ft / 2129 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:132 ft / 40 m
    Distance:0.9 mi / 1.5 km
    Route:the reverse
    End Trailhead:6988 ft / 2129 m



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