Ascent of Stevens Benchmark on 2014-08-17

Climber: Eric Kassan

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Sunday, August 17, 2014
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Stevens Benchmark
    Elevation:8436 ft / 2571 m

Ascent Trip Report

This is a really nice isolated peak with a surprisingly good road access. On the way up I took the ridge, but on the way down I took the road, and I found a locked gate at about 7100'. That said, having walked the road above it, I don't see what the gate was protecting.

The lower part of the ridge was great, but the upper third or so required some bushwhacking.

At the summit, there is a register and a USGS marker, but about 50' west of there is a boulder, which provides good views.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:1476 ft / 450 m
    Elevation Loss:1476 ft / 450 m
    Distance:3.4 mi / 5.5 km
    Quality:1 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Open Country, Bushwhack
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:1476 ft / 450 m
    Distance:1.4 mi / 2.2 km
    Route:East ridge
    Trailhead:Road @ 6960'  6960 ft / 2121 m
    Time Up:1 Hours 45 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Elevation Loss:1476 ft / 450 m
    Distance:2 mi / 3.2 km
    Route:North slope to road
    Trailhead:Road @ 6960'  6960 ft / 2121 m
    Time Down:1 Hours 15 Minutes
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Eric Kassan
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