Ascent of Cut Benchmark on 2020-11-13
|Others in Party:||Larry Edmonds|
and 2 others
----Only Party on Mountain
|Date:||Friday, November 13, 2020|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Motorized Transport to Trailhead:||4x4 Vehicle|
| Elevation:||1337 ft / 407 m|
Ascent Trip ReportMet up with the Friday Fanatics at S22 and Rockhouse Trail. Road construction on SR78 between Ramona and Santa Ysabel had delayed almost everyone past the meet time. We carpooled in with 4WD vehicles (high clearance required). Parked near Noll BM as it had a parking area off the jeep road to hold all 5 vehicles. 11 hikers started out towards Cut BM (Cute on the topo maps). Found the first of four section markers along the way. Found an old 1950's truck in the middle of nowhere. The challenge of this hike is the soft sand and animal holes on the flats then lots of stair master rocks on the upper slopes. We found a ducked route. The group attacked Cut BM via three different routes; all good. One group went straight towards the benchmark up the brunt nose of the hill; my track went up the wash more to the next gully then straight up; one group continued up gully which then came to the benchmark from the other side. again all are good. Good views. Signed the register. Found the benchmark and both reference marks.
Next stop was Wye BM. There are lots of ups and downs on the traverse. Then onto the second section marker where most of the group continued back to the vehicles. Three of us continued to two more section markers and Shack BM before heading back to the vehicles. John Allen and I went for Noll BM after getting back to the post hike group party.
Stats include entire trip to all four section markers and four benchmarks, breaks, etc. Wear bright clothing (non white) otherwise you will blend in and if you happen to fall or get hurt it would be very difficult to find anyone in the rocky terrain.
|Summary Total Data|
| Total Elevation Gain:||976 ft / 296 m|
| Total Elevation Loss:||976 ft / 296 m|
| Round-Trip Distance:||8.7 mi / 14 km|
| Quality:||2 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)|
| Route Conditions:||Open Country|
| Gear Used:||Ski Poles|
| Weather:||Pleasant, Breezy, Clear|
| Gain on way in:||888 ft / 270 m|
| Gain Breakdown:||Net: 800 ft / 244 m; Extra: 88 ft / 26m|
| Loss on way in:||88 ft / 26 m|
| Distance:||3.5 mi / 5.6 km|
| Start Trailhead:||Rockhouse Trail 537 ft / 163 m|
| Time:||2 Hours 14 Minutes|
| Loss on way out:||888 ft / 270 m|
| Loss Breakdown:||Net: 800 ft / 244 m; Extra: 88 ft / 26m|
| Gain on way out:||88 ft / 26 m|
| Distance:||5.2 mi / 8.4 km|
| End Trailhead:||Rockhouse Trail 537 ft / 163 m|
| Time:||3 Hours 21 Minutes|
|Ascent Part of Trip: 2020 Clark Valley 8 Markers|
Complete Trip Sequence:
Total Trip Gain: 1053 ft / 320 m Total Trip Loss: 1053 ft / 320 m
|GPS Data for Ascent/Trip|
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