White Benchmark

Peak Name: White Benchmark
Distance: 4.96 miles
Date: September 2, 2018
Summit: 5,303 feet

Today’s hike was going to summit two peaks out near Ranchita. Along with the two official peaks, two additional peaks were along our route. I had done some of this hike last week, but the main summit of White Benchmark did not happen.

This time, with Ted tagging along, we headed north along the use trail near the fence defining the boundary of Anza-Borrego and the private property to the west. We passed through the shadow of Bonny as we drew closer to White. Up the ridgeline, we pushed upward.

Atop the peak, we found the benchmark with no trouble.

We enjoy the views. The Thimble and San Ysidro loomed over us, but those summits were for another day.

Looking back southward, Bonnie, Clyde, Chimney Rock, and Hut were spread out before us.

Off to the northeast, was Goat Benchmark (somewhere…).

Once we were ready, we headed down toward Clyde and Bonny.

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