Ascent of Phil Benchmark on 2015-02-06
|Others in Party:||Larry Edmonds|
----Only Party on Mountain
|Date:||Friday, February 6, 2015|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Motorized Transport to Trailhead:||4x4 Vehicle|
| Elevation:||5440 ft / 1658 m|
Ascent Trip ReportThis was the first stop on an 8pt hike.
The office at the reservation entrance didn't open until 8am. The worker was about 15 minutes late; just as I was about to leave a note and money thru the mail slot. Day Use fee was $10. They gave me a map which was dated 2009 and wasn't up to date. The main road was graded dirt but was better condition than most highways. A 2wd would do just fine to San Ignacio Cemetery.
We parked in a nice grove a trees just past the cemetery. If you pass a metal shed, you've gone too far. We started east and immediately dropped down into the wash. We followed the wash NE. It is a section to follow. At times there are downed trees (for erosion control) to easily navigate around. There are a couple sections of polished rock to hike thru; which would be a little tricky if wet. But that isn't very often. We found a very fresh set of mountain lion tracks heading down the wash. Luckily we were going in the opposite direction. Eventually you reach several feeding branches of the wash. You can take almost any of them to get saddle north of Phil BM. We took the right turns and eventually decided to head directly to Phil BM versus going all the way to the saddle. Saddle would have been easier route but slightly longer. After a few switchbacks in finding the less-bushwhacking route, there are some easy class 2 scrambling to the summit. We signed the register; found remnants of the BM but didn't actually find the station disk. After photos and reading the register, we continued on to Norte BM (see Norte BM trip report).
Total Stats for all 8pts: 5.3 miles and 3133' gained/loss
|Summary Total Data|
| Total Elevation Gain:||884 ft / 269 m|
| Total Elevation Loss:||197 ft / 60 m|
| Quality:||3 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)|
| Route Conditions:||Open Country, Bushwhack, Scramble|
| Gear Used:||Ski Poles|
| Weather:||Pleasant, Calm, Clear|
| Gain on way in:||884 ft / 269 m|
| Gain Breakdown:||Net: 687 ft / 210 m; Extra: 197 ft / 60m|
| Loss on way in:||197 ft / 60 m|
| Distance:||1.2 mi / 1.9 km|
| Route:||XC wash|
| Start Trailhead:||Tree Grove in San Ignacio 4753 ft / 1448 m|
| Time:||1 Hours 3 Minutes|
|Ascent Part of Trip: Los Coyotes Spring 2015|
Complete Trip Sequence:
Total Trip Gain: 3007 ft / 917 m Total Trip Loss: 3047 ft / 930 m
|GPS Data for Ascent/Trip|
GPS Waypoints - Hover or click to see name and lat/long
Peaks: climbed and unclimbed by Jim Wick
Click Here for a Full Screen Map
Note: GPS Tracks may not be accurate, and may not show the best route. Do not follow this route blindly. Conditions change frequently. Use of a GPS unit in the outdoors, even with a pre-loaded track, is no substitute for experience and good judgment. Peakbagger.com accepts NO responsibility or liability from use of this data.
Download this GPS track as a GPX file
This page has been served 285 times since 2005-01-15.