Ascent of Wilson Benchmark on 2014-01-03

Climber: Greg Gerlach

Others in Party:Kelley Laxamana
Date:Friday, January 3, 2014
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Wilson Benchmark
    Elevation:4573 ft / 1393 m

Ascent Trip Report

We drove about 0.5 miles past the town of Ranchita, then turned right onto the signed and dirt Old Wilson Road, then turned left after 0.5 miles at an unsigned road , then turned quickly right at a T intersection, then followed the dirt road about 1.6 miles to the Wilson Benchmark Trailhead. The road is suitable for high clearance vehicles.

We followed the trail to a 4400' saddle, then made a detoured over to Pinyon Ridge and back to the Wilson Trail, then followed the trail to just north of the peak, then made our way over to the summit of Wilson Benchmark. Most of the area was burned in a recent fire, so cross country travel was very easy to both summits . Also, the summit rock of Pinyon Ridge are easy class 3, which are best climbed from the northeast side.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:2200 ft / 670 m
    Distance:8.8 mi / 14.2 km
    Route:Wilson Benchmark Trail
    Trailhead:Wilson Benchmark Trailhead  2373 ft / 723 m
Ascent Statistics
    Time Up:2 Hours 
Descent Statistics
    Time Down:1 Hours 45 Minutes
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Greg Gerlach
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