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Ascent of San Benito Mountain on 2016-09-30

Climber: Greg Sweel

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Friday, September 30, 2016
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:4x4 Vehicle
Peak:San Benito Mountain
    Location:USA-California
    Elevation:5241 ft / 1597 m

Ascent Trip Report

Secured the permits required by the BLM the previous week. Called the day of to get the lock combination. Opened the gate at 2:20pm. Took a counterclockwise route. The map I had did not have road designations which matched the sign posts. Glad I rented an AWD vehicle as the road is bumpy with loose rock in places. Drove to near the spur road. Hiked up to the communications facility on top. Found the BM and register on the nearby rocky outcrop. Leave summit at 3:20pm. Returned to gate by 4:20pm.
Summary Total Data
    Quality:6 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike
    Weather:High clouds and mild.



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