Ascent of Adams Benchmark on 2017-05-25
|Date:||Thursday, May 25, 2017|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Elevation:||9612 ft / 2929 m|
Ascent Trip ReportWe followed Blue Rock Canyon as Eric Kassan did after getting stopped by a steep hill on the route up Haggerty Wash. The route in Blue Rock Canyon is not that rough, but is narrow. My Tacoma made it without much scraping on sagebrush, but a full-sized truck will have a lot of scrapes. The wash crossing he mentions is not a problem. The hike is fine and goes well. It is a nice peak once you get to the starting point at spot elevation 8155.
We drove out via Haggerty Wash. The road goes around several ranch properties and much of it is not shown on the topo map. I have a mileage log on that route which is a lot shorter in case you want to try it. There is one quite steep hill where low-range 4WD is a must. If you get up that you have it made.
0.0 On highway 318, go east on Shingle Pass Road, good-graded dirt
5.1 Shingle Spring, starting point for a hike of Shingle Peak
8.0 go over Shingle Pass
13.6 go left (north) on a good road
15.0 locked gate at fenced property, go right along fence
15.1 fence corner, go left
15.6 fence corner, go left
16.1 gate at fence line, go right
16.2 fence corner, go left
16.8 bottom of steep hill, UTM here: 684132E, 4281174N, NAD27, Zone 11.
17.0 fence corner, go left
19.3 junction with road in Long Canyon, go left. Road is rough going south.
21.6 park at hill with 8155 spot elevation, start hike here.
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