Ascent of Salt Benchmark on 2013-06-26

Climber: Ken Jones

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Wednesday, June 26, 2013
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Hi-Clearance Vehicle
Peak:Salt Benchmark
    Elevation:9997 ft / 3047 m

Ascent Trip Report

I used Dean's summitpost page for beta ( He suggests walking the ridge road, but I found it to be in quite nice condition and the day was very hot so I drove it.

On Utah Hwy 132 between Nephi and Fountain Green (much closer to the latter) at virtual mile post 44.7 find a signed national forest access road heading west through some private ranches. There is a sign at the highway reading "Log Canyon/Moroni GS 11".

Follow the rough road up Log Canyon to the ridge top in about 7-1/2 miles. Turn right (west) onto the ridge top road and follow it just over 4 miles to a saddle, where it degrades to an ATV track. Fortunately, this saddle is as far as you wanted to drive it anyway!

Park, and hike directly (north) up the ridge to the summit bench mark and register.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:337 ft / 102 m
    Route:S ridge
    Trailhead:road end  9660 ft / 2944 m
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Ken Jones
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