Ascent of Goodyear Benchmark on 2005-12-16
|Date:||Friday, December 16, 2005|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Elevation:||1199 ft / 365 m|
Ascent Trip ReportHiked to top during Phoenix-Tres Rios Christmas Bird Count. One of the people with me lugged a scope with him up this thing, a bit of a feat considering we had come from the river's edge. The trails here are very rudimentary and hardly maintained at all and there might be some very minor scrambling needed to attempt the true summit -- the view from here over the West Valley is pretty great, and this may be a good spot for hawkwatching during migration.
Strangely, elevation at the top of this peak actually lies below the baseline height of much of the East Valley!
|Summary Total Data|
| Total Elevation Gain:||269 ft / 81 m|
| Total Elevation Loss:||267 ft / 81 m|
| Route Conditions:||Unmaintained Trail, Scramble|
| Gain on way in:||269 ft / 81 m|
| Route:||north face|
| Start Trailhead:||Gila River 930 ft / 283 m|
| Loss on way out:||267 ft / 81 m|
| Route:||east face|
| End Trailhead:||Gila River 932 ft / 284 m|
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