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Ascent of Center Benchmark on 2015-03-13

Climber: Winnette Butler

Others in Party:Patricia Arredondo
----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Friday, March 13, 2015
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Center Benchmark
    Location:USA-California
    Elevation:844 ft / 257 m

Ascent Trip Report

Followed the loop on Keith Winston's track. Very hot day but saved by killer winds. Had lunch at picnic table in shade at campground before hitting the summit. Benchmark very visible as well as amazing views of coastline and all the islands. Strong winds were sending sand into our mouths and nostrils on the way up, but made the heat a bit more tolerable. Lots pf different kinds and colors of flowers starring to bloom. Very beautiful day on spite of heat.

Parking is $15, but State Park Foundation passes are accepted. No doggies allowed and first trail is mamed "No Dog Trail."
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:1400 ft / 426 m
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Maintained Trail
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:1400 ft / 426 m
    Distance:7.2 mi / 11.6 km
    Start Trailhead:-556 ft / -169 m
Descent Statistics



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