White Butte Climber's Log

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Paul McClellan - Jun 25, 2014 11:32 pm Date Climbed: Jun 19, 2014

Sunny Morning  Sucess!

Sunny morning hike after prior evening thunderstorms. Saw no snakes but did remove some ticks afterwards.


IdahoScott - Apr 9, 2014 11:05 am Date Climbed: Jun 30, 2010

Highpoint #24  Sucess!

My second stop on my weekend jaunt to the highpoints of SD and ND while on a project assignment in ND. Paid my courtesy fee to the owners, hiked to the top without anyone else around. Good views (for North Dakota).

jamesglaze - Oct 18, 2013 11:02 pm Date Climbed: Sep 6, 2013

HP No. 25  Sucess!

Summited with my two daughters (No. 13). Had a little trouble finding the gravel road but only a few additional minutes to arrive at the newer, but abandoned house and out buildings (no one home). Drove down the lane to a point just beyond the old farm house, an open area which we hoped would minimize contact with snakes. Crossed over into the pasture near this point, per the Winger's book, and had a nice hike all the way up. Very nice day to hike, with great views from the top. We were the only climbers today. I noticed a walk thru gate about a half mile into the hike which would have saved us some work opening the drive thru gate further back. Wary of snakes all the way but did not see or hear any. Great to be half way finished with the list. This was HP 5 of 5 on this trip.


Woodswalker - Oct 18, 2013 8:46 pm Date Climbed: Oct 27, 2007

White Butte  Sucess!

Beautiful country. I really enjoyed this hike. Didn't see a soul except two porcupines.


VtownStrider - Sep 21, 2013 8:21 pm Date Climbed: Sep 21, 2013

Lucky 13  Sucess!

I struggled with finding the gravel road turnoff but I found great directions in another section of this site that was spot on. It was a clear, blustery early morning, it was beautiful. NO RATTLERS!


Judd97 - Sep 2, 2013 11:31 pm Date Climbed: Sep 2, 2013

HP# 20  Sucess!

No snakes; beautiful highpoint though, really enjoyed it.


punchline - Sep 2, 2013 5:58 pm Date Climbed: Aug 29, 2013

No Snakes!  Sucess!

YEAH! Afyter climbing Mt Borah two days before this was a welcome stroll. Directions fairly easy to the trailhead and parked at the oil drum/"Road Closed" sign. Saw no rattlesnakes but did see a young Mountain Short Horned Lizard - CUTE!


technicolorNH - Aug 21, 2013 12:18 am Date Climbed: Aug 10, 2013

did it the hard way  Sucess!

I knew it was south of town so I pulled over off Rt 85, looked for some high buttes and found it after numerous ascents. Had to jump a bunch of barbed wire fences and walk through miles of prairie grass but there were so many flowers it made for a nice walk (I did wear long pants). Three hours to find, seventy minutes to get back to my car parked just off Rt 85. Got caught in a microburst three hours later in Williston that was seriously annoying; none of the NoDak drivers knew to flee for safety when storm clouds of that power came tearing through. Instead they slowed down or stopped in traffic so they could ensure everyone stuck in traffic with them could get pounded by hail.


grimbley - Aug 6, 2013 1:47 pm Date Climbed: Aug 10, 2003

1st Highpoint  Sucess!

Hiked this with a friend on a whim while travelling home from a few weeks in Montana. I enjoyed the badlands scenery. Not too many cars driving by on the highway. No rattlers, plenty of cattle though.


BadgerSummitSeeker - Jul 27, 2013 11:32 pm Date Climbed: Aug 13, 2010

State High Point # 24  Sucess!

I'd always heard that the hardest part about reaching the summit in summer was the rattlesnakes. We were there in August but didn't see a single one. Beautiful views from up top. Enjoyed our climb and visit.

DrPowercat - Apr 11, 2013 12:58 am Date Climbed: Mar 13, 2013

Beautiful late winter day  Sucess!

great day with my two young sons, our third state HP in three days and ninth overall


xbaghat - Jan 20, 2013 10:34 am Date Climbed: Jul 2, 2009

twenty-four  Sucess!



Fletch - Dec 28, 2012 4:02 pm Date Climbed: May 28, 2012

dense fog  Sucess!

sofaking lsot...


joseyinnet - Nov 20, 2012 8:53 pm Date Climbed: Nov 20, 2012

surprisingly beautiful  Sucess!

Did this as a detour today. Really beautiful badland country. Interrupted an eagle eating his lunch on the summit.


Walkoutnow - Oct 10, 2012 3:19 pm Date Climbed: Oct 6, 2012

HP #10  Sucess!

Worth seeing once. 1st stop on the Dakota's trip.


montanajames - Jun 25, 2012 9:48 am Date Climbed: Jun 21, 2012

5th HP  Sucess!

Hiked to the top with my sister on a gorgeous first day of summer. Thankfully, we saw no snakes.


xchallenging - May 31, 2012 12:11 pm Date Climbed: May 27, 2012

Beatiful  Sucess!

The trail of 0.7 mile to the hill bottom is closed for vehicles. Took us an hour to run from our car to the top and back. Managed to get back right before sunset. Beautiful view. No other human beings/vehicles around.


huskertriguy - May 30, 2012 12:59 am Date Climbed: May 28, 2012

SHP #13  Sucess!

I was surprised not to see a living soul anywhere near White Butte as it was Memorial Day; however, the North Dakota weather was not kind on this day. I didn't even see any other vehicles from the moment I left the highway.

Nice to have the summit to myself, but I didn't stay long; the wind almost blew this Clydesdale off his feet, and I started getting pelted with sleet as I signed the register.


vbeckman74 - Aug 21, 2011 6:10 pm Date Climbed: Oct 31, 2004

Best Halloween Ever  Sucess!

Hiked it in the dark on Halloween with our occasionally lost Boxer. There was even a full moon.


xpda - Aug 10, 2011 4:58 pm Date Climbed: May 29, 1999

North Dakota  Sucess!

Flew into Bowman

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