Benchmark Mountain via West Cady Ridge

Trip

Day Hike - Benchmark Mountain via West Cady Ridge

Ignore the activity template details - this trip will be ~17 miles as a ccw loop. We'll start at the quartz ck TH head up to Benchmark mtn on trail 1054 via W Cady Ridge, then continue east to Pass Creek and return via trails 1053 and 1051 and the closed portion (~1 mile) of road 63. GT maps 143 and 144. Note there is a river ford on this route.

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  • Very Strenuous
  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 14.4 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 3,700 ft

Leader will email details - meet at 7am in Monroe.

Ignore the activity template details - this trip will be ~17 miles as a ccw loop. We'll start at the quartz ck TH head up to Benchmark mtn on trail 1054 via W Cady Ridge, then continue east to Pass Creek and return via trails 1053 and 1051 and the closed portion (~1 mile) of road 63. GT maps 143 and 144. Note there is a river ford on this route.

Route/Place

Benchmark Mountain via West Cady Ridge


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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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