Ascent of Camp Benchmark on 2016-12-04
|Others in Party:||Shelly Britton|
----Only Party on Mountain
|Date:||Sunday, December 4, 2016|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Elevation:||594 ft / 181 m|
Ascent Trip ReportCamp BM - Dare BM - Cut BM - Wye BM - Shack BM
Distance: 10.3 miles
Elevation gain/loss: 1184 ft / 1159 ft
Moving time: 5:04
Moving speed: 2.0 mph
We were excited to find that for each of the 5 benchmarks visited during the loop hike, that all the Triangulation Station marks, Reference marks No.1 and No.2, and registers were all in great shape!
Recent rains and winds left the sandy hike to Camp BM and Dare BM with fresh sculpted firmer sand and thriving pencil cholla too. We were able to see lots of various distinct fresh animal tracks in the new sand too. Taking a direct route to Cut BM involved lots of boulder hopping and rocky wash crossings while traversing the large alluvial fan. From Cut BM to Wye BM we climbed down and up several large ravines before leveling out again to more boulder hopping terrain. From Wye BM to Shack BM we followed a wash with the grain for a bit, finally, then across the smooth sandy flat, passing a section marker along the way. Then back to the Jeep parked at the base of Noll BM, catching an awesome sunset over Coyote Mountain, bathing Dawns, Rabbit and Villager with its golden light.
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| Route Conditions:||Open Country|
|Ascent Part of Trip: Clark Valley|
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Peaks: climbed and unclimbed by Michael Sullivan
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