Ascent of Elam Benchmark on 2011-08-20

Climber: Richard Oestreicher

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Saturday, August 20, 2011
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Elam Benchmark
    Elevation:3770 ft / 1149 m

Ascent Trip Report

From US 56 we took a dirt road north half a mile to a spot 0.2 mi. east of the high point. The road signs at the turnoff from the highway read "mile 3"on the south side and "74 34 3.50" on the north side. Despite the drought parched landscape the road was muddy from a recent rain. I found the USGS witness marker. GPS coordinates put the high point a few feet southeast of the marker but the marker looked like the high spot to me.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:25 ft / 7 m
    Round-Trip Distance:0.4 mi / 0.6 km
    Route Conditions:
Open Country
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:25 ft / 7 m
    Distance:0.2 mi / 0.3 km
    Start Trailhead:3745 ft / 1141 m
    Time:4 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Distance:0.2 mi / 0.3 km
    Time:4 Minutes

This page has been served 363 times since 2005-01-15.

Copyright © 1987-2019 by All Rights Reserved. Questions/Comments/Corrections? See the Contact Page Terms of Service