Ascent of Hyko Benchmark on 2012-04-22
|Others in Party:||Anji Cerney|
Eric Kassan -- Trip Report or GPS Track
----Only Party on Mountain
|Date:||Sunday, April 22, 2012|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Motorized Transport to Trailhead:||4x4 Vehicle|
| Elevation:||7950 ft / 2423 m|
Ascent Trip ReportWe drove out a long dirt road that was well bladed and very smooth - any car could make it to the turnout. Came to a gate, went through it (we could have driven around it come to find out), then went a little further and took a smaller turnout that was rougher for maybe half a mile.
The hike goes up a steep hillside to a ridge, heads North along it to some boulders and the summit block (bigger boulders) with some easy Class 3 (I did it with my arm in a sling). Same route down.
|Summary Total Data|
| Elevation Gain:||2041 ft / 622 m|
| Distance:||4.4 mi / 7.1 km|
| Route:||South Ridge|
| Trailhead:||Jeep road 5909 ft / 1801 m|
| Grade/Class:||Class 3|
| Quality:||3 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)|
| Route Conditions:||Open Country, Scramble|
| Weather:||Pleasant, Calm, Clear|
Clear, very warm day
| Time Up:||2 Hours 33 Minutes|
| Time Down:||1 Hours 10 Minutes|
|GPS Data for Ascent/Trip|
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