Ascent of Manza Benchmark on 2016-02-25

Climber: James Barlow

Others in Party:Gabriel Forrey
Date:Thursday, February 25, 2016
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Manza Benchmark
    Elevation:5556 ft / 1693 m

Ascent Trip Report

GPS track notes: Stand, Stand 2, & Stand 3 are (illegal?) deer stands in the woods. Points added to report them to the USFS or go back and clean them up myself. There is an excellent use trail up the peak from "Stand 3" down the drainage to an old cattle watering hole and then again up to the peak. On the ascent portion from 5,200ft, look fot blue flags and a few cairns. Excellent trail through the chaparral mess...

We camped at the campground the night before, so this hike was done from our campsite. Big Laguna Lake and Water of the Woods had water in them - quite pleasant to look at. I definitely need to come back here for some mountain biking!! I am recovering from a pretty bad ankle sprain (my first ever), so we took it easy today - slow pace and a mostly flat hike like this.

Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:1036 ft / 315 m
    Total Elevation Loss:680 ft / 207 m
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Open Country
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:1036 ft / 315 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 356 ft / 109 m; Extra: 680 ft / 207m
    Loss on way in:680 ft / 207 m
    Route:Via Laguna Meadow
    Start Trailhead:5200 ft / 1584 m
Descent Statistics
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by James Barlow
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