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Ascent of Superstition Benchmark on 2018-02-27

Climber: Paul McClellan

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Tuesday, February 27, 2018
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:4x4 Vehicle
Peak:Superstition Benchmark
    Location:USA-Arizona
    Elevation:5057 ft / 1541 m

Ascent Trip Report

I include my GPS data for completeness but recommend Eric Kassan's GPS track of 2016-01-30 as the one to follow. The route near Carney Springs is complicated by many unmarked trails and the most heavily used trail is not the one to follow (as I did before backtracking). The trail gets steep and rocky in some areas. The summit is reached above a fun class 3 scramble on slabs. Excellent views from the summit.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:3412 ft / 1039 m
    Extra Gain:280 ft / 85 m
    Round-Trip Distance:8.6 mi / 13.8 km
    Route:Carney Springs
    Trailhead:Carney Springs Road  2205 ft / 672 m
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Maintained Trail, Scramble
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip


 GPS Waypoints - Hover or click to see name and lat/long
Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Paul McClellan
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Note: GPS Tracks may not be accurate, and may not show the best route. Do not follow this route blindly. Conditions change frequently. Use of a GPS unit in the outdoors, even with a pre-loaded track, is no substitute for experience and good judgment. Peakbagger.com accepts NO responsibility or liability from use of this data.

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