April 2, 2022
~ submitted by Greg Deabler
I always enjoy the west ridge of Benson. Even on a busy Saturday we didn’t see another soul until the summit.
We made excellent time, and were on the summit in 2.75 hours by 11:15 am for a quick snack and great views before heading down, taking a leisurely hour getting back down.
Except for the descent off the summit block there was very little snow left, even in the hollows and drainages on the way up.
An excellent day with excellent company.