Ascent of Towne Benchmark on 2012-03-31

Climber: Eric Kassan

Others in Party:BMS 914 -- Trip Report or GPS Track
Dan Baxter -- Trip Report or GPS Track
Anji Cerney -- Trip Report or GPS Track
Ken Rose
----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Saturday, March 31, 2012
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Towne Benchmark
    Elevation:7287 ft / 2221 m

Ascent Trip Report

This is a really nice hike with great views along a relatively gentle ridgeline for most of the trip. There is a bit of rockiness on the initial climb from the road to the ridge, but much of that can be mitigated by ascending to the northeast instead of due east. The terrain is mostly open but there are some shrubs up to a foot high, so desert gaiters may be helpful.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:2730 ft / 831 m
    Extra Gain:200 ft / 60 m
    Round-Trip Distance:7 mi / 11.3 km
    Route:East ridge
    Trailhead:Towne Pass  4957 ft / 1510 m
    Quality:3 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Unmaintained Trail, Open Country
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
Ascent Statistics
    Time:2 Hours 15 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Time:1 Hours 45 Minutes
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Eric Kassan
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