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Ascent of Elko Benchmark on 2011-05-08

Climber: Gustav Sexauer

Others in Party:Artski
----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Sunday, May 8, 2011
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Motorcycle
Peak:Elko Benchmark
    Location:USA-Minnesota
    Elevation:1230 ft / 374 m

Ascent Trip Report

After navigating the confusing mix of paired streets in Elko, we rode to the end of Meadow Ridge Drive, where the water tower is clearly visible, and horse riding/dirt bike trails lead to it. We walked on some windy trails towards the water tower. Once there, walk just a minute or two North up a hill past the water tower. Here is the benchmark at 1230ft. Great views to the Northwest, unless it looks like a storm front and you are on a motorcycle. There is a lower benchmark pointing to the highpoint, which is at 1225ft and is Southeast of the summit.

Some maps indicate this is in Pete's Hill Park, indicating that that may be the local name.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:70 ft / 20 m
    Extra Gain:25 ft / 7 m
    Round-Trip Distance:0.4 mi / 0.6 km
    Trailhead:Meadow Ridge Drive  1210 ft / 368 m
    Grade/Class:Class 1
    Quality:3 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Weather:Cool, Windy, Overcast
Ascent Statistics
    Time:6 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Time:6 Minutes



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