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Ascent of Stage Benchmark on 2021-02-06

Climber: Erik Korporaal

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Saturday, February 6, 2021
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Stage Benchmark
    Location:USA-California
    Elevation:2816 ft / 858 m

Ascent Trip Report

I followed Patrick O'Neil's GPS route. I always appreciate those who have gone before.
The Inner Pasture is very pretty and I'm glad I looped around that way on the way in. Coming down on the path due east took a lot longer than I expected. I didn't realize how much elevation I gained coming up the wash on the way in since it was so gradual. Coming down was only about half the distance though.
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Google Earth view of GPX Track to Stage Benchmark (2021-02-06). Photo by Erik Korporaal.
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Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:1900 ft / 579 m
    Round-Trip Distance:7.4 mi / 11.9 km
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:1900 ft / 579 m
    Distance:4.7 mi / 7.6 km
    Start Trailhead:916 ft / 279 m
    Time:2 Hours 10 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Distance:2.7 mi / 4.3 km
    Time:1 Hours 50 Minutes



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