Ascent of Morton Benchmark on 2018-06-26
|Others in Party:||None|
----Only Party on Mountain
|Date:||Tuesday, June 26, 2018|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Motorized Transport to Trailhead:||Car|
| Elevation:||632 ft / 192 m|
Ascent Trip ReportI followed Ben Lostracco's brief but entirely adequate trip report. After scrambling up the steep road cut, the witness post was visible near the highest ground. I probed the ground around the post with my hiking stick and found the bench mark embedded in concrete about 15 inches west of the witness post, after clearing away the dead leaves. I thought the ground along the top edge of the road cut was perhaps a foot or two higher than the bench mark. It is even possible that the former highest point in Scott county was excavated away when the road was put through.
|Summary Total Data|
| Total Elevation Gain:||15 ft / 4 m|
| Quality:||2 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)|
| Weather:||Hot, Clear|
Hot and humid
| Gain on way in:||15 ft / 4 m|
| Start Trailhead:||617 ft / 188 m|
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