Ascent of Saddle Benchmark on 2013-04-28

Climber: Ken Jones

Date:Sunday, April 28, 2013
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Saddle Benchmark
    Elevation:8446 ft / 2574 m

Ascent Trip Report

I used Dennis Poulin's trip report from this site ( On the drive, if coming from the north the road you want is perhaps 150 yards north of where the signed road to Fish Creek Basin heads west; you don't have to go all the way to the rest area to start your measurement.

I was able to drag my 4Runner farther up the road than Dennis chose to. I had to roll a number of rocks out of my way.

It might be possible to drive farther, and hike the north ridge all the way. I didn't like the look of the road beyond where I parked (see my GPS track) but I suspect I could have driven it if I'd chosen to.

The hike was mostly a case of picking my way through the brush down low.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:1246 ft / 379 m
    Route:W ridge
    Trailhead:4WD road west of summit  7200 ft / 2194 m
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Ken Jones
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