Ascent of Plum Benchmark on 2015-08-21

Climber: William Harwood

Others in Party:Amanda Jellison
----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Friday, August 21, 2015
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Plum Benchmark
    Elevation:2315 ft / 705 m

Ascent Trip Report

A nice hike in the middle of a breezy summer day. The route is pretty straightforward: we started at the intersection of Heller Circle and Plum Canyon and made our way up the Plum Canyon Fire Road. After about a mile, we came to Drake Place which was unmarked but hard to miss. The trail continued on. The dog leg looking turn is an ascent up the hillside to the ridgeline. The grade is fairly steep but not too long. There is a benchmark at the summit that can be found to the left and past the pole at the top from the approaching orientation.
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A panoramic view from the Plum Benchmark (2015-08-21). Photo by William Harwood.
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Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:678 ft / 206 m
    Round-Trip Distance:3.7 mi / 5.9 km
    Route:Plum Canyon Fire Road to Drake Place
    Trailhead:Heller Circle  1637 ft / 498 m
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Weather:Hot, Breezy, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Time:1 Hours 11 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Time:1 Hours 2 Minutes
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by William Harwood
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