Ascent of Washtucna Benchmark on 2011-12-18
|Others in Party:||Ryan Courtney -- Trip Report or GPS Track|
----Only Party on Mountain
|Date:||Sunday, December 18, 2011|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Motorized Transport to Trailhead:||4x4 Vehicle|
| Elevation:||1634 ft / 498 m|
Ascent Trip ReportField road to BM vicinity, leaves Palmer Road at a farmhouse. We drove slightly north to where the field road could be accessed at another point. Access is grassy and steep but a car might make it. Parked at 465m saddle and walked up. BM area had winter wheat growing so we were careful to step over the furrows. BM is apparently buried and we did not see it.
I'm not convinced this is higher than Benjamins Butte, but we were in the area anyway.
|Summary Total Data|
| Elevation Gain:||108 ft / 33 m|
| Distance:||1.4 mi / 2.3 km|
| Trailhead:||Field road saddle 1526 ft / 465 m|
| Grade/Class:||Class 1|
| Quality:||1 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)|
| Route Conditions:||Open Country|
| Weather:||Cold, Calm, Low Clouds|
|Ascent Part of Trip: Prom Frost 2011|
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