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locke456Hiked the 4WD Road  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 9, 2013

locke456

We drove to the beginning of the 4WD road, and just hiked that road up to the summit. Considering we were hiking on a road, it was still a really beautiful and quiet hike. Near the top, it's actually quite open and the view of the basin on one side and McLouglin on the other side are some of the best I've seen within a short drive of Klamath Falls. Highly recommended as a dayhike, though I imagine you could also camp on the summit overnight.
Posted Oct 8, 2013 11:07 pm

Nick TurturaGreat Views  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 6, 2013

Nick Turtura

The description was right on. The first 10 miles were on a great road. The last 4.5 are horrible. The views of McLoughlin were spectacular.
Posted Jul 6, 2013 11:17 pm

calebEOCsummit road  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 16, 2012

calebEOC

Drove most of the way up, then parked and walked the last mile. Hazy from wildfires. Did 6 southwest Oregon P2K's the previous day, a very long weekend of driving.
Posted Sep 30, 2012 4:00 pm

Paul McClellanRoad Hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 14, 2011

Paul McClellan

Hiked the Pelican Butte Road FSR 980 to the summit. It was a sunny and warm day, with good visibility. Met several ATVs on the descent.
Posted Jul 10, 2012 12:59 am

SwithichMosquitos  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 7, 2011
Camped 0.25 miles in on summit road and then hiked 4.25 mile up to summit starting at 6am. Mosquitos at morning weren't bad. Summit was awesome (lookout was locked). Got picks and headed down to protect future children from RF exposure. On the way down mosquitos were intense.

Snow was pretty heavy (3 to 4 feet above 7300' or so), but it was compact so easy to walk on.

-Swithich
Posted Jul 8, 2011 1:55 am

Troy BRoute: Snowshoed Access Road  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 13, 2011

Troy B

Snowshoed up the access road to the first switchback then climbed up the open slopes to the summit. Nice views of the neighboring peaks through the broken clouds.
Posted Jun 18, 2011 11:41 am

ericwillhiteLoved the drive up  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 21, 2007

ericwillhite

Driving up through a bit of old growth forest was a treat.
http://www.willhiteweb.com/oregon_climbing/pelican_butte/ski_056.htm
Posted Aug 18, 2009 3:21 am

BSPclimberOn bike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 9, 2008

BSPclimber

Hike-a-biked up the service road. Was able to ride maybe .6 of a mile of the 4.6 mile road. Fairly hot day. Road is fairly loose gravel and dust. Up in 1:40, down in 18 minutes, 45 seconds.
Posted Sep 12, 2008 11:17 am

Dennis PoulinDrive Up  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 31, 2004

Dennis Poulin

This is a drive up in the summer with great views in all directions.
Posted Dec 31, 2006 4:40 am

DeanWest side  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 6, 2006

Dean

Sp'er Bob Bolton and I had just finished Aspen Butte, a 12 mile effort north of Pelican Butte and so we drove up to the top of Pelican Butte to finish the day with a stellar view. A bitter cold north wind made our visit short but we located the USGS Benchmark and the highest point. Outstanding viewpoint. No climb involved but it might make a great snowshoe outing if you are truly dedicated.
Posted Oct 8, 2006 7:51 pm

cjwhatRoute Climbed: East slopes Date Climbed: December 31, 2000  Sucess!

cjwhat

Snowshoed up with my brother, Pat, from highway near Rocky Point. Snowmobile tracks on top.
Posted Oct 18, 2002 9:14 am

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