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Ascent of Pioneer Butte on 2018-05-28

Climber: JohnE Sarna

Others in Party:April Sarna <10273> with our horses
Blueberry and Pirate
----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Monday, May 28, 2018
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Summit:Start at Home
Peak:Pioneer Butte
    Location:USA-Oregon
    Elevation:1573 ft / 479 m

Ascent Trip Report

Same basic route as last time we did this, except we took a short cut through Starker at the start. Our horses were excited and got us up to 25 mph. I still walked mine a good part of the way given his age and my need for exercise. This was a much nicer day, too, and, on top, I made out Jefferson and the Sisters through the atmospheric haze. Found a couple tasty Salmon berries enroute with flowers promising many blackberries and thimbleberries in a few weeks.
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Atop the logged over summit of Pioneer Butte, my wife, April, with her horse, Blueberry, looking toward the Cascades (you can just make out Mount Jefferson above the horse's left ear) (2018-05-28). Photo by JohnE Sarna.
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Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:1633 ft / 496 m
    Total Elevation Loss:1633 ft / 496 m
    Round-Trip Distance:11.4 mi / 18.3 km
    Grade/Class:1
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike
    Gear Used:
Animal/Pet
    Weather:Pleasant, Breezy, Partly Cloudy
saw a hazy Jefferson & the Sisters
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:1433 ft / 436 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 1233 ft / 376 m; Extra: 200 ft / 60m
    Loss on way in:200 ft / 60 m
    Distance:5.7 mi / 9.2 km
    Route:thru Starker & up Old Peak Road
    Start Trailhead:Knowlton Lane in Philomath  340 ft / 103 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:1433 ft / 436 m
        Loss Breakdown:Net: 1233 ft / 376 m; Extra: 200 ft / 60m
    Gain on way out:200 ft / 60 m
    Distance:5.7 mi / 9.2 km
    Route:down Old Peak Road & thru Starker Forest
    End Trailhead:Knowlton Lane in Philomath  340 ft / 103 m



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