Ascent of Kettle Benchmark on 2015-09-05

Climber: Eric Kassan

Others in Party:Richard Hensley
Tim Newman
Al Sandorff
Angela Kassan
----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Saturday, September 5, 2015
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:4x4 Vehicle
Peak:Kettle Benchmark
    Elevation:7840 ft / 2389 m

Ascent Trip Report

The approach roads were great up to about 6200' (good enough for passenger cars), and even the final road started off well, but deteriorated significantly, especially the last section (which we chose to hike). A vehicle with decent clearance but not 4WD could probably have reached the point where we started hiking.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:140 ft / 43 m
    Elevation Loss:60 ft / 18 m
    Distance:0.4 mi / 0.6 km
    Quality:1 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:140 ft / 43 m
    Distance:0.3 mi / 0.5 km
    Trailhead:Road @ 7700'  7700 ft / 2346 m
    Time Up:15 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Elevation Loss:60 ft / 18 m
    Distance:0.1 mi / 0.2 km
    Trailhead:Road @ 7780  7780 ft / 2371 m
    Time Down:5 Minutes
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Eric Kassan
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