Ascent of Taunton Benchmark on 2011-12-18
|Others in Party:||Ryan Courtney -- Trip Report or GPS Track|
----Only Party on Mountain
|Date:||Sunday, December 18, 2011|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Motorized Transport to Trailhead:||Hi-Clearance Vehicle|
| Elevation:||1903 ft / 580 m|
Ascent Trip ReportDrove up from the west end of Yeisley Road through the orchard to the com towers at the east end of the ridge. Recommend stopping at the orchard office or calling the number on their access signs. Road leaves the orchard at the top end of row of poplar trees and is high clearance. Drove 1/2 mile west to Pt 1662 where there was a ranch gate. It had a chain and could only be opened part way. We chose to walk the remaining 1.5 miles to the BM.
Thick, thick, thick frost on everything and foggy, but no wind and a pleasant winter walk. BM is on a raised pipe.
|Summary Total Data|
| Total Elevation Gain:||301 ft / 91 m|
| Extra Gain:||30 ft / 9 m|
| Round-Trip Distance:||3.2 mi / 5.1 km|
| Trailhead:||Pt 1662 1662 ft / 506 m|
| Grade/Class:||Class 1|
| Quality:||1 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)|
| Route Conditions:||Road Hike|
| Weather:||Cold, Calm, White-out|
Heavy frost and fog
|Ascent Part of Trip: Prom Frost 2011|
Complete Trip Sequence:
Total Trip Gain: 463 ft / 141 m Total Trip Loss: 463 ft / 141 m
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