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Ascent of Kettle Benchmark on 2013-09-01

Climber: Ken Jones

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Sunday, September 1, 2013
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:4x4 Vehicle
Peak:Kettle Benchmark
    Location:USA-California
    Elevation:7840 ft / 2389 m

Ascent Trip Report

I drove via 27N10 and 27N51 to the spur near Tanners Rock in Section 34 that heads SE to the saddle between the lookout and the Rock. I could have gotten to the junction in a carefully driven sedan, under the dry conditions I experienced. On the spur to the saddle, high clearance was useful. I drove the old lookout road almost to the summit; that required 4WD but it would have been a short walk.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:40 ft / 12 m
    Route:LO road
    Trailhead:last switchback in LO road  7800 ft / 2377 m



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