Ascent of Blue Dick Benchmark on 2011-02-12
|Date:||Saturday, February 12, 2011|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
|Peak:||Blue Dick Benchmark|
| Elevation:||9289 ft / 2831 m|
Ascent Trip ReportBlue Dick has a road to the top and an old cargo container near the summit. From NV Hwy 266 at virtual mile post 11.7 turn north on an unsigned gravel road. This is also about 4.5 miles from Lida Summit on Hwy 266. Zero your odometer and in 2.9 miles take the left fork, in 4.4 miles take the left fork, the road makes 2 switchbacks before heading directly toowards teh summit. I reached a saddle at about 8,600 ft elevation and parked. I had driven through some snow patches to get this high and the road ahead was blocked by deeper snow drifts.
I hiked the road all the way to the summmit. Beautiful views in all directions.The road does get a little rougher near the summit, but 4WD should not be required.
|Summary Total Data|
| Elevation Gain:||847 ft / 258 m|
| Distance:||3.3 mi / 5.4 km|
| Route:||Southwest Ridge|
| Trailhead:||8442 ft / 2573 m|
| Route Conditions:||Road Hike|
|GPS Data for Ascent/Trip|
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