Benchmark Mountain via West Cady Ridge

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Intermediate Snowshoe - Benchmark Mountain via West Cady Ridge

Hike up to snow and snowshoe up W Cady Ridge as far as the group wants to go, or a high point of 5300+ -- no plan to go to Benchmark Mountain [ignore the title]

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  • Very Strenuous
  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 12.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 3,400 ft

Leader will send meeting details - will meet in Monroe at 6:30am

I scouted this trip 3/15/2015 and there was quite a bit of snow on the ridge and it was snowing. The route is good because there is minimal avalanche exposure if we stick to the ridgetop. The TH is ~2500 ft elevation and at ~4000 ft elevation the snow starts. All of the ridge is in the snow, so it's a quick hike up to the ridge then a decent snowshoe from there.

The Mountaineers website says GT Map 143 but you will need both 143 and 144 to cover the trip.

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Benchmark Mountain via West Cady Ridge


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