Ascent of Fix Benchmark on 2022-01-09

Climber: Derik Knak

Date:Sunday, January 9, 2022
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Fix Benchmark
    Elevation:5660 ft / 1725 m

Ascent Trip Report

After checking out Canoe Hill and its three peaks, I finished this round trip with the slightly imposing Fix BM. Sidestepped the Canoe Hill ridgeline to bypass the congested Spanish Springs Canyon and popped up the Dry Lakes gully. Playas were muddy and occupied by three grazing horses. Approached the high point from the southeast with excellent views of Clark Mountain and Flowery Range in the distance. Summit was very windy. Headed back to car via jeep trails, not without a convenient Grade 1 ankle sprain after traversing over frosted-over talus and fixed with tape.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:568 ft / 173 m
    Total Elevation Loss:1029 ft / 313 m
    Grade/Class:Class 1
    Quality:1 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Open Country, Mud/Swamp
Frosty and windy
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:568 ft / 173 m
    Distance:1 mi / 1.6 km
    Start Trailhead:5092 ft / 1552 m
    Time:20 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:1029 ft / 313 m
    End Trailhead:Culpepper Drive  4631 ft / 1411 m
    Time:1 Hours 30 Minutes
Ascent Part of Trip: Canoe Hill and Fix BM (0 nights total away from roads)

Complete Trip Sequence:
1Canoe Hill2022-01-09725 ft / 221 m
2Canoe Hill (West Peak)2022-01-090 ft / 0 m
3Canoe Hill (North Peak)2022-01-09142 ft / 43 m
4Fix Benchmark2022-01-09568 ft / 173 m
Total Trip Gain: 1435 ft / 437 m    Total Trip Loss: 1029 ft / 314 m
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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