Ascent of Manza Benchmark on 2012-05-07
|Other People:||Solo Ascent|
|Date:||Monday, May 7, 2012|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Motorized Transport to Trailhead:||Car|
| Elevation:||5556 ft / 1693 m|
Ascent Trip ReportThe Sunset Trail is a well graded smooth walk. Where to leave the trail for Manza BM is not marked or if it is I didn't see it. I descended 100-150 yards before I found what turned out to be the use trail. It's quite obvious through the dense brush. It's somewhat less obvious along an old fence line, but easy to follow up a steep slope to the ridge. A really great viewpoint!
I left the Sunset Trail about here. 32d52.208, 116d28.410.
|Summary Total Data|
| Total Elevation Gain:||976 ft / 297 m|
| Extra Gain:||450 ft / 137 m|
| Round-Trip Distance:||4.2 mi / 6.8 km|
| Route:||Sunset Trail & Bushwhack|
| Trailhead:||Sunset Trail TH on Sunrise Hwy 5480 ft / 1670 m|
| Quality:||6 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)|
| Route Conditions:||Maintained Trail, Bushwhack|
| Weather:||Pleasant, Calm, Clear|
| Time:||2 Hours |
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