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Ascent of Horse Benchmark on 2020-12-29

Climber: Greg Sweel

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Tuesday, December 29, 2020
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Horse Benchmark
    Location:USA-California
    Elevation:2391 ft / 728 m

Ascent Trip Report

Pulled into a dirt parking lot signed "Golden Valley Ranch Open Space" and proceeded past a locked gate up the Nadeau Motorway. Ground was muddy in places with sticky clay from yesterday's rains. Merged with the Placerita Motorway and eventually gained a saddle where a use trail lead to the summit. Very breezy/windy. Nice view. No register, but located the benchmark which did not indicate "Horse". Several mountain bikers out and about. Returned the same way.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:531 ft / 161 m
    Round-Trip Distance:3.2 mi / 5.2 km
    Route:Dirt Road
    Trailhead:Nadeau Motorway   1860 ft / 566 m
    Quality:2 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Unmaintained Trail
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:Cool, Windy, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Time:40 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Time:30 Minutes



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