Ascent of Massacre Benchmark on 2017-08-30

Climber: Richard Hensley

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Wednesday, August 30, 2017
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:4x4 Vehicle
Peak:Massacre Benchmark
    Elevation:7036 ft / 2144 m

Ascent Trip Report

Easy walk up 2track to S saddle, then NNW up ridge.

Driving directions:
0mi: CR-8A @ 41.592805,-119.616622 & 120ft ENE of yellow cattleguard; go SSE on dirt 2lane
1.7mi: stay L (ESE)
2.7mi: b4 green gate, turn right (SW) and follow fence on decent 1-lane
4.1mi: bare spot, stay straight (S) up main drainage, road worsens but most SUVs okay
4.4mi: another bare spot, stay straight (S)
5.1mi: stay straight (S)
5.4mi: fork right (SSW)
5.7mi: stay straight (W)
5.9mi: stay straight (SW)
6.4mi: bare spot, stay L (SSE)
6.7mi: turn right (W)
I parked here and walked up 2track, a little rocky, but it seemed okay for medium clearance
8.0mi: road ends at saddle & wire gate, walk up ridge on right (NNW)
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:547 ft / 166 m
    Total Elevation Loss:547 ft / 166 m
    Round-Trip Distance:3.4 mi / 5.5 km
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Open Country
    Weather:sct cumulus; hot; windy; viz 75 haze
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:547 ft / 166 m
    Distance:1.7 mi / 2.7 km
    Route:2track road to SSE rij
    Start Trailhead:Grassy Canyon  6489 ft / 1977 m
    Time:35 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:547 ft / 166 m
    Distance:1.7 mi / 2.7 km
    End Trailhead:Grassy Canyon  6489 ft / 1977 m
    Time:30 Minutes
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Richard Hensley
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