Glenn County High Point Trip Report

Black Butte

Date: September 6, 2001
Author: Benjamin Stein

We did this just after Mendocino County's Anthony Peak and found the roads excellent except for the very last little bit; but it is still easily passable in a passenger car to within less than a mile of the summit. It is a very nice short walk to the summit and the views are excellent. We could see Mt Shasta, Mt Lassen, and nearby Anthony Peak; but where the Pacific should have been was haze. We could also see a couple smoke plumes from active fires in the distance and some blacked hillsides not far away from earlier fires. There was a lot of driving for this and Mendocino's highpoint but it is really beautiful country and well rewards the effort.