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Ascent of Chalky Benchmark on 2018-05-23

Climber: Richard Hensley

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Wednesday, May 23, 2018
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Chalky Benchmark
    Location:USA-California
    Elevation:3092 ft / 942 m

Ascent Trip Report

Used Bob Burd's contact instructions to get permission for this. No sense trying to tresbag this one; the only road goes right by one of their houses, and the friendly landowners seem only to want you to call first so they know when you're up there. Plus you'll probably get a little tour and some forestry knowledge from Les.

Chalky BM is missing, though I found its cement monument. Damaged RM 1 was easy to spot; good RM 2 took quite some searching. No views from summit.

Since fog burned off, I headed over to Chalk Rock (for which the mountain and range are named) like Bob. Unfortunately I didn't go far enough, and missed the best of its views.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:567 ft / 171 m
    Total Elevation Loss:870 ft / 265 m
    Round-Trip Distance:2.6 mi / 4.2 km
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Unmaintained Trail, Open Country
    Weather:lgt breeze; pleasant
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:187 ft / 56 m
    Distance:0.2 mi / 0.3 km
    Route:E rij
    Start Trailhead:40.42750,-123.82639  2905 ft / 885 m
    Time:7 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:870 ft / 265 m
        Loss Breakdown:Net: 490 ft / 149 m; Extra: 380 ft / 115m
    Gain on way out:380 ft / 115 m
    Distance:2.4 mi / 3.9 km
    Route:Chalk Mtn Rd + Chalk Rock (almost)
    End Trailhead:40.42750,-123.82639  2602 ft / 793 m
    Time:1 Hours 3 Minutes



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