Ascent of Towne Benchmark on 2012-03-31
|Others in Party:||BMS 914|
----Only Party on Mountain
|Date:||Saturday, March 31, 2012|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Elevation:||7287 ft / 2221 m|
Ascent Trip ReportThis is a really nice hike with great views along a relatively gentle ridgeline for most of the trip. There is a bit of rockiness on the initial climb from the road to the ridge, but much of that can be mitigated by ascending to the northeast instead of due east. The terrain is mostly open but there are some shrubs up to a foot high, so desert gaiters may be helpful.
|Summary Total Data|
| Elevation Gain:||2730 ft / 831 m|
| Extra Gain:||200 ft / 60 m|
| Distance:||7 mi / 11.3 km|
| Route:||East ridge|
| Trailhead:||Towne Pass 4957 ft / 1510 m|
| Quality:||3 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)|
| Route Conditions:||Unmaintained Trail, Open Country|
| Gear Used:||Ski Poles|
| Time Up:||2 Hours 15 Minutes|
| Time Down:||1 Hours 45 Minutes|
|GPS Data for Ascent/Trip|
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