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Ascent of Cone Benchmark on 2011-06-02

Climber: Dennis Poulin

Others in Party:Dean Molen
Date:Thursday, June 2, 2011
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Cone Benchmark
    Location:USA-Nevada
    Elevation:7276 ft / 2217 m

Ascent Trip Report

We approached Cone BM from Battle Mtn and I-80. Zero your odometer after you exit I-80 for NV 305. Go north on Broad St, take a right on Front St, then a left on NV 805 which should be a total of .9 mile from I-80. At 2.9 mile cross the Humboldt River, at 6.9 miles cross the railroad tracks and turn right. At 8.3 miles take the left fork, at 9.5 miles reach the Dymo plant and go straight instead of going into the plant then turn left at the end of the fence. Continue on this road as it east, then north up the Battle Creek drainage, then west towards the microwave towers. At 24.3 miles about .1 mile before the first microwave tower turn right on a faint road. This road is rocky and never gets any better. We drove it for 1.7 miles until we got close to point 6983T on the topo where we parked.

From our parking spot, we just followed the rolling ridgeline north to the summit. We timed our hike perfectly because thunder storms washed out any plans we had for that afternoon.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:695 ft / 212 m
    Distance:4.7 mi / 7.6 km
    Route:South Ridge
    Trailhead:6581 ft / 2005 m
    Route Conditions:
Open Country
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip


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