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Ascent of Queen Benchmark on 2010-11-20

Climber: James Barlow

Date:Saturday, November 20, 2010
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Queen Benchmark
    Location:USA-California
    Elevation:5677 ft / 1730 m

Ascent Trip Report

Same blurb as Queen Mtn:
Great loop hike. From the standard HPS parking spot, I followed the trail until it faded away around 4600 ft at the first gully. I headed up this gully to the ridge and then made my way over rough terrain east to the summit. Queen Mtn is the higher of the twin summits, but it has a USGS BM pointing east to Queen. The real BM is a few hundred meters to the east and 3 feet lower. There is a great summit register box up there (BM) but no book to sign. I left my HPS sheet and wrote on the back of it... I did both summits, Queen Mtn and Queen BM. No register on Queen Mtn. From the summit of Queen BM I made my way down the prominent wash to the east so I could check out Pine City (site). Not as interesting as I had hoped... On to Negro Hill! Pics
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:80 ft / 24 m
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:80 ft / 24 m
    Route:West Ridge
    Start Trailhead:5597 ft / 1705 m
Descent Statistics
Ascent Part of Trip: Queen Mtn Loop

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDateGain
1Queen Mountain2010-11-20 a1600 ft / 488 m
2Queen Benchmark2010-11-20 b80 ft / 24 m
3Negro Hill2010-11-20 c335 ft / 102 m
Total Trip Gain: 2015 ft / 614 m    Total Trip Loss: 400 ft / 122 m



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