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Ascent of Puff Benchmark on 2011-12-21

Climber: Don Raether

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Wednesday, December 21, 2011
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Hi-Clearance Vehicle
Peak:Puff Benchmark
    Location:USA-California
    Elevation:2716 ft / 827 m

Ascent Trip Report

Hiked up Mortero Palm Canyon. Explored the Palm Grove and passed the grove high on the right. Found the use trail up canyon and followed it over into Goat Canyon. Traversed over at ridge and followed it more or less down to Puff BM. What a great spot!!
I think total gain out and back is more like 2300'.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:1516 ft / 460 m
    Extra Gain:400 ft / 121 m
    Distance:7 mi / 11.3 km
    Route:Mortero Palm Canyon
    Trailhead:End of road  2000 ft / 609 m
    Grade/Class:2
    Quality:6 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Unmaintained Trail, Scramble
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Clear



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