day hike - dick benchmark via maple canyon

We plan to summit Dick Benchmark (8,486 ft) via Maple Canyon. Dick Benchmark offers a spectacular hike but is rarely climbed due to the popularity of the neighboring peak - Spanish Fork Peak. Bring micro-spikes, poles and 10 Es as well as snowshoes. The trail is along with creek and may be wet. So poles would be very helpful. Because the elevation of the peak is relatively low, we may not need to use snowshoes. But it would be a good idea to bring snowshoes in case. The estimated hike time is 6 hours. This hike will be exploratory. Email before Friday, noon, June 7, for the meeting place and time. Registration priority will be given to WMC members. Co-organized with Greg Lott. Update (6/4): This hike was originally posted as a hike to Spanish Fork Peak (10,192 ft). But since the route to Spanish Fork Peak is in winter mountaineering conditions, we changed the destination to Dick Benchmark. We will do Spanish Fork Peak later this year.

Level:MSD-
Miles:11.0
Vertical:3000'
Route:Out & Back
Pace:Moderate
Organizer:Akiko Kamimura
Date:Sat Jun 8 2019
Meeting Place:Registration required


This activity is being organized by a Wasatch Mountain Club member.