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Ascent of Norte Benchmark on 2013-10-06

Climber: Michael Sullivan

Others in Party:Shelly Britton
----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Sunday, October 6, 2013
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Norte Benchmark
    Location:USA-California
    Elevation:5470 ft / 1667 m

Ascent Trip Report

Distance: 5.85 miles Elevation gain/loss: 2473 ft / 2342 ft Moving time: 2:57 Moving speed: 1.7 mph

Perfect day for a 6 peak desert hike, sunny 67 and 10+ mph winds. This hike was entirely off trail and involved washes, bushwacking, scrambling, steep climbs and descents, false summits, and tricky navigation. The terrain was tough but the views from each peak were just incredible including down borrego palm canyon into borrego springs, coyote, rabbit, villager, and toro, san jacinto, san ysidro, and many other benchmarks on the SDP list. We found and signed the summit registers on all 6 peaks.


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           Phil Benchmark and Norte Benchmark from below Dry Benchmark

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Summary Total Data
    Route Conditions:
Open Country, Bushwhack, Scramble
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
Ascent Part of Trip: Los Coyotes 6 peaks

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDateGain
1Norte Benchmark2013-10-06 a 
2Phil Benchmark2013-10-06 b 
3Cody Benchmark2013-10-06 c 
4Pike Benchmark2013-10-06 d 
5Pike Benchmark Summit2013-10-06 e 
6Dry Benchmark2013-10-06 f 
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip


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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Michael Sullivan
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