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Ascent of Eccentric Benchmark on 2016-09-04

Climber: David Lance Martin

Others in Party:Eve Martin
Eliana Martin
and Peter Martin.
----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Sunday, September 4, 2016
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Eccentric Benchmark
    Location:USA-Utah
    Elevation:12276 ft / 3741 m

Ascent Trip Report

I climbed this peak during intermittent showers consisting of rain, freezing rain, and snow pellets. This turned out to be a more difficult ascent than I anticipated made harder by having to wait for a break in the weather to begin the hike. The wind at the top was very strong! Four of us set out to climb this high point of two Utah counties, including my wife, Eve Martin, my daughter, Eliana Martin, and my son, Peter Martin. Only Peter and I reached the rounded nearly flat summit. The highlight of the trip was seeing four moose feeding in a shallow lake along the way.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:1716 ft / 523 m
    Quality:7 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Open Country, Scramble, Rock Climb
    Gear Used:
Tent Camp
    Nights Spent:2 nights away from roads
    Weather:Thunderstorm, Cool, Extremely Windy, Partly Cloudy
Very challenging!
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:1716 ft / 523 m
    Start Trailhead:Chepeta Lake Trailhead  10560 ft / 3218 m
Descent Statistics



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