Ascent of Wood Benchmark on 2017-09-29
|Date:||Friday, September 29, 2017|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Elevation:||7760 ft / 2365 m|
Ascent Trip ReportWood Benchmark is a delightful peak pretty close to the I15 at the Utah/Idaho border. I took exit 3 on the I15 on the Idaho side and headed west to Gardner Canyon. The road going up the canyon is good as long as it is dry. When I went I could tell that there was significant damage from vehicles driving through when the road was wet and muddy. However, I was lucky because several vehicles had gone through while it was dry and flattened a lot of the ruts. The road gets worse as it gets higher, but I handled it all fine in a RAV4. I didn't even need 4WD. I stopped at a saddle at around 7400. The road keeps going on, but it gets rough and steep after this saddle, so I decided to hike the rest of the way. The views were awesome. I made it right in time for the sunset. The Great Salt Lake is visible from the summit.
|Summary Total Data|
| Total Elevation Gain:||660 ft / 200 m|
| Extra Gain:||160 ft / 48 m|
| Round-Trip Distance:||3 mi / 4.8 km|
| Trailhead:||7420 ft / 2261 m|
| Route Conditions:||Road Hike, Open Country|
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