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Ascent of York Benchmark on 2015-04-09

Climber: William Musser

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Thursday, April 9, 2015
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:York Benchmark
    Location:USA-Georgia
    Elevation:1400 ft / 426 m

Ascent Trip Report

Easy one for a change. Finished work and still plenty of daylight so drove up and parked at cul-de-sac near paved drive to water tank. Hiked down and out of the neighborhood across Goldmine intersection and down hill on Fairview Road until I found the creek on the USGS map and made this my ascent TH. Jogged up the road and all the way to the tank. The HP is not within the fenced area. The observation tower is long gone that was on the USGS map and replaced with but what else of course? - a water tower.

Or of course for those that like to highpoint more than peakbag you can simply drive all the way up to it. But a nice urban leg stretcher distance if you want hike up from a fixed point.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:120 ft / 36 m
    Total Elevation Loss:20 ft / 6 m
    Round-Trip Distance:0.6 mi / 1 km
    Grade/Class:1 and 1+
    Quality:2 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike
    Weather:Pleasant
79F
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:110 ft / 33 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 100 ft / 30 m; Extra: 10 ft / 3m
    Loss on way in:10 ft / 3 m
    Distance:0.3 mi / 0.5 km
    Route:Fariview then cross Goldmine then up Oakview then
    Start Trailhead:creek crossing road at Fairview Road  1300 ft / 396 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:10 ft / 3 m
    Gain on way out:10 ft / 3 m
    Distance:0.3 mi / 0.5 km
Ascent Part of Trip: Red Top Day

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDateGain
1York Benchmark2015-04-09 a120 ft / 37 m
2Vineyard Mountain2015-04-09 b534 ft / 163 m
3Vineyard Mountain2015-04-09 c684 ft / 208 m
4Red Top Mountain State Park High Point2015-04-09 d230 ft / 70 m
5Red Top Mountain State Park High Point2015-04-09 e245 ft / 75 m
6Kennesaw Mountain2015-04-09 f703 ft / 214 m
7Little Kennesaw Mountain2015-04-09 g140 ft / 43 m
8Kennesaw Mountain2015-04-09 h383 ft / 117 m
Total Trip Gain: 3039 ft / 927 m    Total Trip Loss: 1365 ft / 417 m



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