Chelan Butte Road started across the street from my hotel, so why not?
An F load of gnats greeted me at the summit. Great views. Noticed an old trail coming up the side of the hill opposite the road.
Steliko Point, Chelan Butte, Bear Mountain, and Goman Peak. Chelan Butte was the only one which we were able to drive to the top. WA P2k 39/144, but I'm not really a prominence guy.
I drove up from the south side. Lots of wildflowers blooming. WA P2k 32/144
I've been up here several times including once with Dean. It's a good car camping spot as a short drive from Chelan and with pretty views. I could do without the towers but that's life.
Did it a few weeks before moving out of the state. Was going to camp at the top but a bunch of punks arrived looking like they were up to no good. Pics and map at http://www.willhiteweb.com/washington_climbing/chelan_butte/lake_chelan_406.htm
While waiting for fellow SP and NWHkr member Eric to join me, I hiked to the top from near the hang glider area. Then both Eric and I slept in our vehicles so we could get an early start to go chasing some prominence peaks on the Colville Indian reservation the next morning. I walked all around the fenced area and was not able to get to the benchmark and actual highspot within.
I have to admit that I drove up to the summit area, although we met multiple people hiking up most or all of the summit road to the mountaintop. However, once there, I scurried around all over looking for the highest point I could (legally) attain. Great views, and I cannot believe it took me this long to summit this mountain considering how many times I have been to Lake Chelan through the years. Highly recommended summit.