Ascent of Gobblers Knob on 2016-11-26

Climber: Travis Brohm

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Saturday, November 26, 2016
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Gobblers Knob
    Elevation:10246 ft / 3122 m

Ascent Trip Report

Went up Butler Fork around 9:30am. Perfect weather. About a foot of snow on the ground. Super warm day due to a storm coming in that night. All around perfect! The first 1/4 mile was a little icy, but as the sun progressed up, the trails were in pretty good condition.
Some of the best views in the Wasatch can be found once up on the saddle and along the ridge to the Gobb. The snow was pretty drifted on the ridge after the false summit. Had to take extra care in this area due to the risk of avalanche. Spent a good 40 minutes on the summit alone! it was amazing. On the way down to false summit, along the most avalanche prone part of the route, the snow under my feet sounded very hollow. Super spoopy!

After the recent snowfall since this trip, one needs to be properly trained in Avalanche Safety, be in a group with all members equipped with the proper Avy safety gear and training. *****THIS IS ONE OF THE MOST AVALANCHE PRONE AREAS IN BCC***** DON'T BE A DUMBASS!!!
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:3131 ft / 954 m
    Grade/Class:Class 3
    Quality:10 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Snow on Ground, Snow Climb
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:Cold, Breezy, Clear
Winter Wonderland!
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:3131 ft / 954 m
    Distance:8.2 mi / 13.2 km
    Route:Butler Fork
    Start Trailhead:Butler Fork TH  7115 ft / 2168 m
    Time:3 Hours 30 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    End Trailhead:10246 ft / 3122 m
    Time:1 Hours 45 Minutes

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