Ascent of Superstition Benchmark on 2016-01-30

Climber: Eric Kassan

Others in Party:Richard Hensley -- Trip Report or GPS Track
Josef Nuernberger
Date:Saturday, January 30, 2016
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Superstition Benchmark
    Elevation:5057 ft / 1541 m

Ascent Trip Report

I started out with the ambition of hiking the entire ridgeline, but getting a chest cold right before this hike ruled that out for me. At least I was able to get the high point, and my two hiking partners were able to complete the ridgeline.

The trail is fairly easy to follow, once it starts gaining elevation. The lower section has numerous (unsigned) alternative trails, so one has to be careful when starting out. Beyond that, the only trail junction is at about 4200'- take the fork going down, unless you want to gain and promptly lose 100+ feet of elevation.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:3452 ft / 1051 m
    Extra Gain:300 ft / 91 m
    Round-Trip Distance:8 mi / 12.9 km
    Route:Carney Spring
    Trailhead:Carney Spring trailhead  2205 ft / 672 m
    Quality:3 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Scramble
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Eric Kassan
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