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Ascent of Purple Benchmark on 2011-07-03

Climber: Jake Morris

Others in Party:Overland Summers YTX 1
Date:Sunday, July 3, 2011
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:4x4 Vehicle
Peak:Purple Benchmark
    Location:USA-Wyoming
    Elevation:8433 ft / 2570 m

Ascent Trip Report

Fun Hike on maintained trail. Not steep because of many (about 10) switchbacks towards top of mountain. Very beautiful view from top of the basin to the north of Biscut Basin (don't know name of) and has some views of biscuit basin in distance. In the very far distance you can see the Wind River Range and you can also see the Teton Range. Finally, just to the left you can see the Absaroka Range.
Summary Total Data
    Route:Purple Mountain Trail
    Trailhead:Purple Mountain Trailhead  
    Quality:3 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm
Calm winds in mid 70's



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