Ascent of Muddy Benchmark on 2019-03-03

Climber: Paula Raimondi

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Sunday, March 3, 2019
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Muddy Benchmark
    Elevation:5433 ft / 1655 m

Ascent Trip Report

3.3.19. Muddy BM/Range Highpoint. 16.2 miles, 3,700’ gain, 6:35hr total time. 7 miles to the summit in 3:40hr, :15min on top, 9.2 miles down in 2:40hr...
This was one the fastest and most beautiful, solo Mountaineering experiences of my life. Rough terrain...scrambling up the Gale Hills canyon, scampering across the hilly open land, trekking up the steep rocky ridge to the summit, clambering down the drainage to Lovell wash from the summit, running in the rocky Lovell wash and running the washes and Jeep pathways back to my car. I was very surprised to be greeted by 4 Wild Horses at the Mouth of Lovell Wash Canyon. I didn’t know they were out in this area. They were strong and healthy looking too. Lots of sheep along the way. Amazing day. I felt so strong and I did not suffer one bit even though it was a sufferfest of epic proportions....And my Kia Soul is a champ getting me 2.5 miles on West End Wash Rd without getting stuck in the sand even though it’s NOT even a 4x4! It saved me from doing a 22 miler.
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Ascent Statistics
    Distance:16.2 mi / 26.1 km
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