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Ascent of Jefferson Davis Parish High Point on 2004-12-22

Climber: Scott Surgent

Others in Party:Beth Cousland
Date:Wednesday, December 22, 2004
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Jefferson Davis Parish High Point
    Location:USA-Louisiana
    Elevation:55 ft / 16 m

Ascent Trip Report

We made our way south through Kinder, then east to the towns of Elton and Barnsdall along (or near) US-190. Five areas comprise the potential highpoint of Jefferson Davis Parish: one large area north of Barnsdall along the parish boundary and four smaller areas south, of which it is likely that most or all of these four have been artificially built up due to roadbed construction. We visited the southern areas first. Heavy, heavy rain kept our extra-vehicular activities short. Of these four areas, we felt berms along a dirt road might be as high as anything. There was nothing to get excited about.

For that northern area, we went north about a half-mile to a slight bend in the road, where a small stand of mature trees stood. The map showed us within the 55-foot contour and the ground near the trees seemed to be a couple of feet higher. However, the heavy rain and horrific mud made even walking this short of a distance difficult. We tagged the high ground and walked up on nearby high ground where the footing was better, then got moving. The rain was so heavy that it pounded the roof of our truck, making normal conversation impossible.
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    Route Conditions:
Open Country



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