Ascent of Morton Benchmark on 2018-06-26

Climber: Fred Lobdell

Others in Party:None
----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Tuesday, June 26, 2018
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Morton Benchmark
    Elevation:632 ft / 192 m

Ascent Trip Report

I 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
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:15 ft / 4 m
    Start Trailhead:617 ft / 188 m
Descent Statistics

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