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Ascent of Superstition Benchmark in 1984-04

Climber: William Musser

Others in Party:Karen for part of the climb
Date:April, 1984
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Superstition Benchmark
    Location:USA-Arizona
    Elevation:5057 ft / 1541 m

Ascent Trip Report

Hiked up Superstition Mountain. Early in my hikiing/backpacking experiences and I forgot how much water you lose in the desert and made the hike without bringing any water. A mistake i would never make again as i got so dehydrated after the hike i was sick for hours.

Karen hiked up about two thirds of the way and then sat and let me finish without here and did not summit.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:2557 ft / 779 m
    Round-Trip Distance:8 mi / 12.9 km
    Grade/Class:Class 1 (some 2)
    Quality:6 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Scramble
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:2557 ft / 779 m
    Distance:4 mi / 6.4 km
    Route:Lost Dutchman SP
    Start Trailhead:2500 ft / 762 m
Descent Statistics
    Distance:4 mi / 6.4 km
    End Trailhead:5057 ft / 1541 m



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