Ascent of Marsh Benchmark on 2016-11-04
|Other People:||Solo Ascent|
Only Party on Mountain
|Date:||Friday, November 4, 2016|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Motorized Transport to Trailhead:||Car|
| Elevation:||2581 ft / 786 m|
Ascent Trip Reportthe 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|
| 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|
| 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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