Ascent of Snow Benchmark on 2018-10-11

Climber: Tom Gathright

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Thursday, October 11, 2018
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Snow Benchmark
    Elevation:5570 ft / 1697 m

Ascent Trip Report

I ended up hiking 11 miles, some of it too far away from the canyon to get good views, but I did go far enough to get some decent pictures of what appears to be the reddish colored hills and mountain that gave the name to the Wilderness Area. It also got quite sandy about two miles past Snow Benchmark. The trail seemed to keep going and perhaps could be traveled much further. Anyway I came here to get the benchmark, so I turned around and bagged it on the return leg. The views from the summit were very good. The short periods of rain actually make walking in the sandy areas better.
Summary Total Data
    Round-Trip Distance:11.2 mi / 18 km
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Open Country
    Weather:Drizzle, Cool, Calm, Overcast
Ascent Statistics
    Time:2 Hours 17 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Time:2 Hours 0 Minutes
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Tom Gathright
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