Ascent of Pinta Benchmark on 2018-02-18

Climber: Eric Kassan

Others in Party:Paul McClellan -- Trip Report or GPS Track
Laura Newman
Keith Christensen
Greg Gerlach
Adam Humphreys
----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Sunday, February 18, 2018
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:4x4 Vehicle
Peak:Pinta Benchmark
    Elevation:2950 ft / 899 m

Ascent Trip Report

As mentioned elsewhere, be sure to obtain permits for everyone in your party before this trip.

The drive in was nicer than expected for the first 18 miles or so (easy to go about 30mph on it), but then it got considerably tougher (about 20mph).

The hike along the road was painfully unnecessary, but otherwise the easiest part of the hike. We started before dawn to try to end in daylight and it worked.

The mountain part of the hike was straightforward, but unfortunately on consistently bad terrain. We did make the lower section better on the descent by keeping a little more to the south side.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:2033 ft / 619 m
    Round-Trip Distance:18.6 mi / 29.9 km
    Route:Road, then northwest wash
    Trailhead:Beginning of restricted road  917 ft / 279 m
    Quality:3 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Open Country, Scramble
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
Ascent Statistics
    Time:6 Hours 0 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Time:5 Hours 45 Minutes
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Eric Kassan
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