Peakbagger.com

Ascent of Galena Benchmark on 2015-08-21

Climber: Ben Lostracco

Others in Party:Supported by Rose.
----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Friday, August 21, 2015
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Galena Benchmark
    Location:USA-Indiana
    Elevation:950 ft / 289 m

Ascent Trip Report

A track and bushwack to 2 summits.... 600 yards RT.

From Hwy #20 just west of the Turnpike #90, we went north on Fail Road 1 mile to a right turn on E600N Road, .3 miles east turned left into driveway #1157 which we took 200 yards north to the house.

Susan was not aware of the the HP, they purchased the property back in 2004 and apparently I'm the first one knocking at her door.

I first stomped the west summit, just west of the house and found nothing obvious, chose a spot at 50 yards, 41.69533,-86.67838.

I then went to the main east summit, the Galena Benchmark. Less than 100 yards before the house is a large commercial garage of sorts, and immediately to its north is a sandy track that goes/winds northeast, I followed it for 150 yards to where the track drops heads right, the summit area can be seen straight ahead at 40 yards, I chose my spot at the PB coordinates, couldn't find the BM.
Unfortunately the summit area undergrowth is quite dense with thorny brush.
An easy visit.

"LIFE IS LIKE A DOGSLED TEAM .... IF YOU ARE NOT THE LEAD DOG, THE SCENERY NEVER CHANGES."


Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:50 ft / 15 m
    Elevation Loss:50 ft / 15 m
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Bushwhack
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:40 ft / 12 m
    Extra Loss:10 ft / 3 m
    Distance:0.6 mi / 1 km
    Route:track/bushwack from #1157 E600N Road
    Trailhead:#1157 E600N Road  920 ft / 280 m
Descent Statistics
    Elevation Loss:40 ft / 12 m
    Extra Gain:10 ft / 3 m
    Route:track/bushwack from #1157 E600N Road
    Trailhead:#1157 E600N Road  920 ft / 280 m



This page has been served 166 times since 2005-01-15.




Copyright © 1987-2018 by Peakbagger.com. All Rights Reserved. Questions/Comments/Corrections? See the Contact Page Terms of Service