Ascent of Chalky Benchmark on 2018-05-23
|Other People:||Solo Ascent|
Only Party on Mountain
|Date:||Wednesday, May 23, 2018|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Motorized Transport to Trailhead:||Car|
| Elevation:||3092 ft / 942 m|
Ascent Trip ReportUsed 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|
| 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|
| 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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