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Ascent of Tuck Benchmark on 2015-01-18

Climber: Patrick ONeill

Others in Party:Laura Newman
Date:Sunday, January 18, 2015
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Tuck Benchmark
    Location:USA-California
    Elevation:3828 ft / 1166 m

Ascent Trip Report

Coordinates on Peakbagger are in the center of the sandy confluence of two dry creeks with no boulders present. PB coordinates do correspond with data from USGS database. Boulders 0.05 miles east of coordinates were explored but no marker or reference marks were found. Higher elevation boulders are present 0.07 miles northeast which are probably the most likely location of the station markers. That location was not explored due to time constraints.

Photo of peakbagger.com coordinates:
http://thistrail.com/in/?p=3091#foobox-1/306/DSC02983_DxO.jpg

Photo of likely candidate for mark location (mound in foreground):
http://thistrail.com/in/?p=3091#foobox-1/303/DSC02980_DxO.jpg


USGS station data included below.

DX4953_MARKER: DD = SURVEY DISK
DX4953_SETTING: 80 = SET IN A BOULDER
DX4953_STABILITY: C = MAY HOLD, BUT OF TYPE COMMONLY SUBJECT TO
DX4953+STABILITY: SURFACE MOTION
DX4953
DX4953 HISTORY - Date Condition Report By
DX4953 HISTORY - 1941 MONUMENTED USE
DX4953
DX4953 STATION DESCRIPTION
DX4953
DX4953'DESCRIBED BY US ENGINEERS 1941
DX4953'STATION IS DISK IN BOULDER STAMPED TUCK 1941.
DX4953'
DX4953'STATION IS ABOUT 9.25 MILES (AIRLINE) EAST-SOUTHEAST OF WARNER
DX4953'HOT SPRINGS AND ABOUT 14.25 MILES (AIRLINE) NORTHEAST OF JULIAN.
DX4953'STATION IS ON EAST TIP OF SAGE FLATS IN PLACE KNOWN LOCALLY AS THE
DX4953'HELL HOLE. TO REACH FROM JULIAN PROCEED EAST ON HIGHWAY 78 FOR
DX4953'11.5 MILES TO ROAD ON LEFT SIGN (WARNER HOT SPRINGS), TURN LEFT
DX4953'AND GO 13.2 MILES TO ROAD BRANCHING TO RIGHT SIGN (MONTEZUMA
DX4953'VALLEY), TURN RIGHT AND GO 5.2 MILES TO SIDE ROAD ON LEFT SIGN
DX4953'(HOUGHTON), TURN LEFT AND GO 1.2 MILES TO WIRE GATE ON HILLTOP.
DX4953'GO STRAIGHT AHEAD ON MAIN TRAVELED ROAD FOR 0.6 MILES TO HOUSE,
DX4953'(PERMISSION NECESSARY TO PROCEED). GO THRU WIRE GATE ON EAST
DX4953'SIDE OF ROAD 0.1 MILES SOUTH OF HOUSE. FOLLOW MAIN WASH EAST
DX4953'THEN NORTH FOR 1.8 MILES TO HIGH ROCKY PEAK ON EAST SIDE OF
DX4953'ROAD. END OF TRUCK TRAVEL. FROM HERE PACK EAST UP HILL
DX4953'SKIRTING ROCKY PEAK TO THE RIGHT. GO EAST ACROSS SMALL
DX4953'SAGE-FILLED VALLEY TO A SMALL SADDLE ON FAR SIDE, CONTINUE DOWN
DX4953'GULLY ON EAST SIDE OF SADDLE UNTIL GULLY RUNS INTO MAIN CANYON
DX4953'RUNNING EAST. (THREE GULLIES INTERSECT AT THIS POINT TO FORM
DX4953'CANYON) CONTINUE UP CANYON UNTIL POINT IS REACHED WHERE
DX4953'CREEK BED IS CHOKED WITH BRUSH AND COTTONWOOD TREES. FROM THIS
DX4953'POINT BEAR TO THE LEFT OVER ROCKY RIDGE TO SAGE FILLED FLATS.
DX4953'BEAR TO THE LEFT ON THESE FLATS TO ROUND AND OF RIDGE
DX4953'EXTENDING OUT INTO FLATS. (THIS RIDGE CUTS FLATS IN HALF). AFTER
DX4953'REACHING NORTHERN DIVISION OF FLATS TURN RIGHT AND PACK TOWARDS
DX4953'POINT WHERE FLATS NARROW DOWN TO CANYON RUNNING DOWN EAST SLOPE
DX4953'OF MOUNTAINS INTO BORREGO VALLEY. STATION IS ABOUT 400 YARDS
DX4953'NORTHWEST OF SOURCE OF CANYON IN THE CENTER LINE OF INTERSECTION
DX4953'OF DRY WASHES RUNNING TOWARDS CANYON.
DX4953'
DX4953'REFERENCE MARK 1 IS DISK IN BOULDER, STAMPED TUCK 1941.
DX4953'
DX4953'REFERENCE MARK 2 IS DISK IN BOULDER, STAMPED TUCK 1941.
Summary Total Data
Ascent Part of Trip: YsidroEastEtAl (0 nights total away from roads)

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDateGain
1Ode Benchmark2015-01-18 a 
2Kay Benchmark2015-01-18 b 
3The Sirens2015-01-18 c 
4San Ysidro Mountain - East Peak2015-01-18 d6036 ft / 1840 m
5Tuck Benchmark2015-01-18 e 
6Webo Benchmark2015-01-18 f 
8Ted Benchmark2015-01-18 g 
Total Trip Gain: 6036 ft / 1840 m
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip


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