Ascent of Bennett Peak on 2015-08-14

Climber: David Hart

Date:Friday, August 14, 2015
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Bennett Peak
    Elevation:9980 ft / 3041 m

Ascent Trip Report

Flew in from Anchorage, arriving Vegas 12:30am. Driving out of town by 1:15am. Made it to Pahrump by 2:30am but no hotels. Slept a few hours in the car. On the road by 6am. Made it all the way to Mahogany Flat Campground, 2 miles past Charcoal Kiln. Left the car at 9am at ~8,000'. 7 miles to the summit. On top by 11:10am. 2 nice guys from New Hampshire were already on top. We spent another 1:10 hours on top enjoying the sun. Left at 12:20pm. Hiked over Bennett Peak and Rogers Peak on the way down. Back at the car by 2:40. Spent the afternoon touring Death Valley sights. 124F at visitor center thermometer. Wow. Drove to Vegas for the night in preparation for Charleston Saturday and Wheeler Sunday before flying home Sunday night.
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