Ascent of Shannon Benchmark on 2020-04-02

Climber: Josef Nuernberger

Date:Thursday, April 2, 2020
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Shannon Benchmark
    Elevation:4935 ft / 1504 m

Ascent Trip Report

Please see below link with Pictures and GPS Route of my Hike

Morgan County Highpoint had me a little bit nervous as I was reading the Trip report from Benjamin Kiser a week prior to my visit. So what to do if the landowner watching and flying Drones to keep Trespassers like me out. Well all I could do was taking a chance and hope for best not getting caught. Drove by the area to have a close look on how to best get there and possible parking space. Since this is all on open area and staying there overnight in my car would definitely draw unwanted attention so I decided to stay near the Jackson Reservoir and get an early start. Luckily it was a Cold Night, Mist and Fog moving in overnight, which would make flying a drone almost impossible. Early in the Morning I drove back to my starting point on the side of the Road which I had checked out yesterday and was on m way. Straightforward hike and not difficult to find the Benchmark and Highpoint. Took a couple of Pictures and left the area in less than 50 minutes from the time I started. Got away with this one but seriously how to avoid the Drones if this is what the Landowner decide to do.

Happy Hiking, Josef
Summary Total Data
    Route Conditions:
Open Country
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
Ascent Statistics
    Start Trailhead:Country Road 4  
Descent Statistics

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