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Ascent of Pickles Butte on 2017-08-16

Climber: Mihai Giurgiulescu

Others in Party:Gary Novotny
----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Wednesday, August 16, 2017
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:4x4 Vehicle
Peak:Pickles Butte
    Location:USA-Idaho
    Elevation:3084 ft / 940 m

Ascent Trip Report

Back in cell signal range, I plugged Pickles Butte into Google Maps and followed what it told us. The GPS directed us west on I-84 for a while, then we exited and proceed to make countless zig-zags on the county roads between Meridian and Nampa. Eventually we found ourselves on Missouri Avenue, which terminates at a large ATV parking area just past the Canyon County dump. We parked, picked up one of the many jeep trails crisscrossing the area and made our way to the top of Pickles Butte, lying a short distance to the west. All we found at the top was a concrete slab with a surveyor’s mark, trash and dust. Unfortunately, this cohp merits inclusion on the PB list called Peaks with Lowest Ascent Quality Ratings. Views consist mostly of agricultural lands on the west side of Treasure Valley; the most interesting landmark is the Lake Lowell reservoir to the northeast. We returned to the car and drove back to Boise, this time staying on Highway 45 through Nampa to I-84.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:100 ft / 30 m
    Total Elevation Loss:26 ft / 7 m
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Open Country
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:100 ft / 30 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 74 ft / 23 m; Extra: 26 ft / 7m
    Loss on way in:26 ft / 7 m
    Distance:0.9 mi / 1.4 km
    Route:South Side ATV Trails
    Start Trailhead:End of Missouri Avenue  3010 ft / 917 m
Descent Statistics
Ascent Part of Trip: Idaho CoHP 08-17

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDateGain
1Boise Ridge-South Summit2017-08-16 a600 ft / 183 m
2Pickles Butte2017-08-16 b100 ft / 30 m
3Cinnabar Mountain2017-08-17760 ft / 232 m
4Hyndman Peak2017-08-184970 ft / 1515 m
5Borah Peak2017-08-195340 ft / 1628 m
6Inferno Cone2017-08-20160 ft / 49 m
7Tree Molds2017-08-20150 ft / 46 m
8Indian Tunnel2017-08-2010 ft / 3 m
Total Trip Gain: 12090 ft / 3686 m    Total Trip Loss: 11696 ft / 3566 m
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip


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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Mihai Giurgiulescu
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