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Ascent of Elliott Benchmark on 2013-05-20

Climber: Ken Jones

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Monday, May 20, 2013
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:4x4 Vehicle
Peak:Elliott Benchmark
    Location:USA-Nevada
    Elevation:8747 ft / 2666 m

Ascent Trip Report

I used Dennis Poulin's trip report (http://www.peakbagger.com/climber/ascent.aspx?aid=194055) to find my way to near the top. I was nearly stopped by mud at about 8440' on this early season drive (it might have been wiser not to keep driving, but once I got into the mud stopping was not an option) and a snowbank just below the ridge made the walk 3 minutes longer.

Although the road starts out as nice gravel, you will need 4WD and high clearance to get near the peak.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:147 ft / 45 m
    Trailhead:8600 ft / 2621 m



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