Ascent of Elliott Benchmark on 2011-08-24

Climber: Dennis Poulin

Date:Wednesday, August 24, 2011
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Elliott Benchmark
    Elevation:8747 ft / 2666 m

Ascent Trip Report

Elliott BM in the Pinon Range and I accessed the high point from the town of Carlin along I-80. Take the central Carlin exit, go west to Hwy 278 and then south on Hwy 278. About 20 miles south of Cralin at Elko virtual milepost 66.9 turn left onto an unsigned road and zero your odometer. Stay right at 0.4 and 0.8 then straight at 3.1. At 4.3 cross a creek and then stay right at 5.8 and 7.0. At 9.2 cross a creek where high clearance 4WD may be necessary. At 9.7 go through a gate and at 10.6 take a right turn. At 12.3 go through an open gate and at 12.7 reach a saddle and stop. The road actually continues steeply down the other side, but this saddle is at 8565 ft and it is just a short walk over to the Elliott BM. Great views.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:75 ft / 22 m
    Round-Trip Distance:0.2 mi / 0.4 km
    Route:Near Drive-Up
    Trailhead:8672 ft / 2643 m
    Route Conditions:
Open Country

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