Ascent of Dime Benchmark on 2012-04-19

Climber: Richard Oestreicher

Date:Thursday, April 19, 2012
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Dime Benchmark
    Elevation:1470 ft / 448 m

Ascent Trip Report

Maybe my map reading skills aren't up to snuff but the road signs didn't seem to have more than a very rough relationship to what I expected from my map. My default was basically to follow GPS headings from the blacktop off Pa. 56 in Spring Church Pa. marked as 359 on my map (but I didn't see any numbers and a variety of street names) That got me to something called Wagle Hill Rd. on my map but who knows? A dirt track (rough) heads off the road from a spot about 0.3 mi. SE of the hp. I parked near a gas well about 0.2 mi. from the hp. A rough track headed down and up through a nicely wooded area. After finding the underwhelming hp I took advantage of the pleasant afternoon to walk the woods tracks an extra half mi. or so.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:203 ft / 62 m
    Distance:0.8 mi / 1.3 km
    Route Conditions:
Unmaintained Trail
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:53 ft / 17 m
    Distance:0.2 mi / 0.3 km
    Trailhead:1417 ft / 431 m
    Time Up:5 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Extra Gain:150 ft / 45 m
    Distance:0.6 mi / 1 km
    Time Down:11 Minutes

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