Ascent of Muddy Benchmark on 2010-03-28

Climber: Eric Kassan

Others in Party:Can't Find ClimberID 2510
Susan Murphy
Tim Newman
Date:Sunday, March 28, 2010
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:4x4 Vehicle
Peak:Muddy Benchmark
    Elevation:5433 ft / 1655 m

Ascent Trip Report

This was a great hike with spectacular views. The ascent up the unnamed wash west of the peak was great - the ascent was gradual up until the very end of that wash (class 2 max). The descent down Lovell Wash took more effort and required more up and down (going across intervening washes) than I had expected from the topo.

I would not want to do this hike in warm weather, as one could really cook on it.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:3933 ft / 1196 m
    Elevation Loss:3933 ft / 1196 m
    Distance:14.8 mi / 23.7 km
    Quality:6 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Open Country, Bushwhack, Scramble
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:3533 ft / 1075 m
    Extra Loss:400 ft / 121 m
    Distance:6.5 mi / 10.5 km
    Route:Wash that corkscrews clockwise up peak
    Trailhead:West End Wash at about 2300'  2300 ft / 701 m
    Time Up:4 Hours 
Descent Statistics
    Elevation Loss:3533 ft / 1075 m
    Extra Gain:400 ft / 121 m
    Distance:8.3 mi / 13.3 km
    Route:Lovell canyon
    Trailhead:West End Wash at about 2300'  2300 ft / 701 m
    Time Down:4 Hours 15 Minutes
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Eric Kassan
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