Ascent of Piute Butte on 2017-11-11

Climber: Jim Retemeyer

Date:Saturday, November 11, 2017
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Piute Butte
    Elevation:3175 ft / 967 m

Ascent Trip Report

This is the highpoint of the Antelope Valley Indian Museum State Historic Park. We used Bob Burd's excellent trip report. We parked on 150th Street E at a paved turnout. We crossed the road and walked up an old sandy road/path to a gate. We went through the gate and noted the sign which stated no motor vehicles beyond this point. We continued to ascend the sandy path. We noted a steel tube into the mountain and wondered where that had come from. We went up into a bowl type area. From there it is just a matter of picking your way up the rocks to the HP. The GPS was tracking from the top back to our truck. There are great views from the top. There is only enough room for one person on the top rock. You can also see the museum to the south.
One our way back, two white park trucks came up a different dirt road and used a PA system to ask us to leave the area. We were already on the way down, but it was confusing as there is no sign anywhere forbidding foot travel. We never saw the trucks again, and we speculate they were bored on a Sunday morning.
Summary Total Data
    Round-Trip Distance:1.8 mi / 2.9 km
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Jim Retemeyer
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