Ascent of Salt Benchmark on 2020-09-02

Climber: Tom Gathright

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Wednesday, September 2, 2020
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:ATV
Peak:Salt Benchmark
    Elevation:9997 ft / 3047 m

Ascent Trip Report

This is a super easy peak especially considering its prominence. The forest service road was in good shape and passable by just about any 4WD, the only concern would be sharp rocks. I did see the area about 7 miles into the road where it would be a nightmare when wet. People have placed rocks and tree stumps into the depressions in order to get across.

If one makes it to the area where I started my hike, it is very short albeit steep. I walked a little passed the top in order to get a decent picture down to Nephi.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:545 ft / 166 m
    Round-Trip Distance:0.8 mi / 1.3 km
    Route Conditions:
Open Country
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:545 ft / 166 m
    Distance:0.4 mi / 0.6 km
    Route:Up south side
    Start Trailhead:9452 ft / 2880 m
    Time:15 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Distance:0.4 mi / 0.6 km
    Time:15 Minutes
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Tom Gathright
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