Ascent of Panamint Butte on 2018-01-20

Climber: Sandy Lara

Date:Saturday, January 20, 2018
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Panamint Butte
    Elevation:6584 ft / 2006 m

Ascent Trip Report

DPS trip led by Tina Bowman and Jim Fleming. Very cold and windy. At one point had two pairs of gloves on, two hats, and a buff so my skin was completely covered. Group of 5 hiked at moderate pace, 8.5hrs including breaks and a nice lunch on top. Nice views including Telescope Peak with snow on it, Panamint Dunes. Peter and I camped at the TH in our truck/camper. The others came up in the morning from the meeting place in Tina's truck. After the hike, we all met at the camp spot and had dinner. Then Peter and I began the long drive to Cottonwood Canyon for Canyon Point the next day. We had to air-up our tires when we got to pavement and then air-down again when we got to dirt going to the Cottonwood turnoff. That process takes a total of about an hour. Glad we did it that night rather than trying to do it all in the morning.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:4500 ft / 1371 m
    Route Conditions:
Open Country
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:4500 ft / 1371 m
    Distance:6.2 mi / 10 km
    Start Trailhead:2084 ft / 635 m
Descent Statistics

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