Ascent of Lela Benchmark on 2012-06-04

Climber: James Barlow

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Monday, June 4, 2012
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Lela Benchmark
    Elevation:4720 ft / 1438 m

Ascent Trip Report

Great after work ascent of a surprisingly frequently climbed peak. Last ascent was barely a week ago! I rode my mountain bike from pavement to 4,000 ft elevation where I cut due east towards the peak. I encountered a rattlesnake not too long after I ditched the bike. I think we startled each other. I took a nice canyon that was a lot of fun and led to a plateau just below the summit. After topping out and returning to the bike, I put in the 500 vertical feet back up to the car on the mountain bike. On the way up and back I found a total of 5 mylar balloons and I only covered a small fraction of the desert. One of the balloons said "It's a Boy!" Congrats mother & father, you have left the planet worse for your brand new son. Go figure.... Pics

13.6 mi round trip
Moving Time: 2 hrs 38 min
Max speed: 23.6 mph
Moving Avg: 5.1 mph
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:1300 ft / 396 m
    Total Elevation Loss:580 ft / 176 m
    Gear Used:
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:1300 ft / 396 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 720 ft / 219 m; Extra: 580 ft / 176m
    Loss on way in:580 ft / 176 m
    Route:Geology Tour Rd to West Cyn
    Start Trailhead:4000 ft / 1219 m
Descent Statistics
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by James Barlow
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