Ascent of East Benchmark on 2009-07-18

Climber: Anthony Wilkinson

Date:Saturday, July 18, 2009
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:4x4 Vehicle
Peak:East Benchmark
    Elevation:10743 ft / 3274 m

Ascent Trip Report

Steep bushwhack. The track described by High in Utah and Utah Summits may be a better approach to this peak. The forest on the northern slope of East Mt is thick with relatively abundant dead fall. Open slopes would be preferred.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:1481 ft / 451 m
    Total Elevation Loss:1481 ft / 451 m
    Round-Trip Distance:3.4 mi / 5.5 km
    Quality:2 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Unmaintained Trail, Open Country, Bushwhack
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:1481 ft / 451 m
    Distance:1.4 mi / 2.3 km
    Route:Open slopes W-NW of East Mt
    Start Trailhead:End of track  9262 ft / 2823 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:1481 ft / 451 m
    Distance:2 mi / 3.2 km
    Route:North slope, curve back to start
    End Trailhead:9262 ft / 2823 m

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