Benchmark Mountain via West Cady Ridge


Day Hike - Benchmark Mountain via West Cady Ridge

Ridge ramble with spectacular views!

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  • Very Strenuous
  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 12.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 3,700 ft
  • Pace: Moderate

0700 at the TH

Might make it all the way to Benchmark, might poop out a bit before, but either way the ridge will be awesome-socks.  Mountains and flowers all around.

Early start, long day.  

This is a Phase 2 trip. 


Benchmark Mountain via West Cady Ridge

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

The Ten Essentials

  1. Navigation
  2. Sun protection
  3. Insulation (extra clothing)
  4. Illumination
  5. First aid supplies
  6. Fire
  7. Repair kit and tools, including knife
  8. Nutrition (extra food)
  9. Hydration (extra water)
  10. Emergency shelter
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