Reed and Davis Benchmark by Margo Mandella

Elevation: 8,277 ft
Prominence: 377

This peak is not in the book.


Reed and Davis Benchmark is a peak located in the interior of Copper Basin. It is easily overlooked by most because of larger, perimeter peaks of the Pioneer and White Knob ranges. With treeless, gentle slopes, this peak can be climbed from any direction.


Access

Reed and Davis Summit Cairn. Photo - Steve Mandella

Reed and Davis Summit Cairn. Photo – Steve Mandella

Reed and Davis Benchmark sits just off of the Copper Basin Loop Road near its intersection with Burma Road, a little more than 1 mile north of Copper Basin Guard Station.

Access the peak from this north-northeast side from the intersection. A clearly used, but small, pullover next to the intersection provides a spot for one vehicle (2017) to park. From here, it is a short approach to the summit.

 


North-Northeast Route, Class 2

Reed and Davis Survey Marker. Photo - Steve Mandella

Reed and Davis Survey Marker. Photo – Steve Mandella

 

From the intersection, take any line toward the summit. You can see the large summit cairn from your parking spot.

This peak sits on public land, but we did have to cross a relatively new-looking fence to get to the summit.

Climber Trip Reports

Mountain Range: Pioneer Mountains

Longitude: -113.85429   Latitude: 43.81689

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