Ascent of Goodyear Benchmark on 2005-12-16

Climber: Carlos Ross

Date:Friday, December 16, 2005
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Goodyear Benchmark
    Elevation:1199 ft / 365 m

Ascent Trip Report

Hiked 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
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:269 ft / 81 m
    Route:north face
    Start Trailhead:Gila River  930 ft / 283 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:267 ft / 81 m
    Route:east face
    End Trailhead:Gila River  932 ft / 284 m

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