Ascent of Marsh Benchmark on 2016-11-04

Climber: Dean Gaudet

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Friday, November 4, 2016
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Marsh Benchmark
    Elevation:2581 ft / 786 m

Ascent Trip Report

the drive to this one is a fairly busy 1.5 lane narrow, but paved road, past many large ranch houses. it was late friday afternoon and there was a lot of traffic.

as a nice reminder of winter conditions around here there was mud along this hike. it wasn't too bad, except where i was foolishly trying to get down into a ravine... but yeah this wouldn't be fun at all soon after a rain.

there is a sign saying "stay on defined trail" ... the cows are awesome trailbuilders, and have "defined" many trails, including one which went pretty much the direction i wanted, up a ridge toward the summit, and then contoured over to the summit road. nice views of diablo.

to get some extra exercise in i followed a cow trail along the ridge toward one of the lower prominences.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:1042 ft / 317 m
    Total Elevation Loss:1042 ft / 316 m
    Round-Trip Distance:4.4 mi / 7.1 km
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Unmaintained Trail, Open Country
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:742 ft / 226 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 542 ft / 165 m; Extra: 200 ft / 60m
    Loss on way in:200 ft / 60 m
    Distance:1.5 mi / 2.4 km
    Start Trailhead:morgan territory road staging area  2039 ft / 621 m
    Time:38 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:842 ft / 256 m
        Loss Breakdown:Net: 542 ft / 165 m; Extra: 300 ft / 91m
    Gain on way out:300 ft / 91 m
    Distance:2.9 mi / 4.7 km
    End Trailhead:morgan territory road staging area  2039 ft / 621 m
    Time:1 Hours 12 Minutes
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Dean Gaudet
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