Ascent of Groan Benchmark on 2015-05-22

Climber: George Christiansen

Others in Party:Miriam Khamis
Bruce Craig
Date:Friday, May 22, 2015
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:4x4 Vehicle
Peak:Groan Benchmark
    Elevation:2732 ft / 832 m

Ascent Trip Report

Hiked to Tule first and then drove between Tule TH and Gasp/Groan TH on a very rough 4WD "Trail". Parked N of Redondo Flat adjacent to the ridge trail indicated on the map. We hiked out and back via Gasp. 6.7 Miles, 3000 feet gain approx and 8 hours. Rain did not materialize as predicted, but very high winds (40 to 50MPH ?) slowed our progress. We managed to stay on the downwind side of the ridges for much of the hike, but that meant missing some use trails that we crossed over.
Summary Total Data
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Unmaintained Trail, Open Country
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles

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