Ascent of Miramar Benchmark on 2020-11-09

Climber: Garret Stoops

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Monday, November 9, 2020
Ascent Type:Unsuccessful - Turned Back
Peak:Miramar Benchmark
    Elevation:692 ft / 210 m

Ascent Trip Report

On a night run to the top of Miramar Benchmark.

3/4 of the way up I saw by the light of my headlamp sets of glowing eyes. Coyotes I thought at first... Then I thought omg it's a panther, lol. Nope... wild dogs, a massive black dog and tan dog started charging me from 200ft field away. Charged up to around 4ft away before we had a standoff with me yelling and dog barking, much more aggressive than any coyote I have ever encountered. Backed away slowly yelling dogs while they for a 1/4mi till they backed off.

Talked to a nearby resident, apparently they have had issues with a pack of wild dogs/coyotes in the area. The wild dogs now lead a pack of coyotes.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:276 ft / 83 m
    Total Elevation Loss:276 ft / 83 m
    Round-Trip Distance:1.4 mi / 2.3 km
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Maintained Trail
    Gear Used:
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:270 ft / 82 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 236 ft / 72 m; Extra: 34 ft / 10m
    Loss on way in:34 ft / 10 m
    Distance:0.7 mi / 1.1 km
    Start Trailhead:456 ft / 138 m
    Time:15 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:242 ft / 73 m
        Loss Breakdown:Net: 236 ft / 72 m; Extra: 6 ft / 1m
    Gain on way out:6 ft / 1 m
    Distance:0.7 mi / 1.1 km
    End Trailhead:456 ft / 138 m
    Time:15 Minutes
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Garret Stoops
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