Ascent of Fracture Ridge on 2011-01-08
|Other People:||Solo Ascent|
Only Party on Mountain
|Date:||Saturday, January 8, 2011|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Motorized Transport to Trailhead:||Car|
| Elevation:||1502 m / 4931 ft|
Ascent Trip ReportI started this hike from a residential street, not realizing there was an actual trailhead with parking down the road. I was trying to climb nearby Black Mountain, which looked taller but closer, so I decided that the peak to the South and further away must actually be Black Mountain, and headed for it.
So I "accidentally" summited the wrong peak, but still had a good time. Came back in darkness without a headlamp, which lead to me not being able to find the faint trail where it leaves the wash. I was forced to follow the wash back to the detention basin, which was full of brush and catclaw, and not much fun in the darkness. As a result of this outing, I bought a headlamp and emergency bivy, and learned to start earlier.
GPS track is reconstructed from later hikes as I didn't have a GPS until May 2011.
|Summary Total Data|
| Elevation Gain:||696 m / 2285 ft|
| Extra Gain:||55 m / 181 ft|
| Distance:||10.8 km / 6.7 mi|
| Route:||Standard from detention basin|
| Trailhead:||Bensley Ct 916 m / 3008 ft|
| Grade/Class:||Class 1|
| Quality:||1 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)|
| Route Conditions:||Road Hike, Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail|
| Gear Used:||Ski Poles|
| Weather:||Cool, Calm, Clear|
| Time Up:||2 Hours 20 Minutes|
| Time Down:||1 Hours 40 Minutes|
|GPS Data for Ascent/Trip|
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Peaks: climbed and unclimbed by BMS 914
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