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Ascent of Lookout Mountain-High Point on 2010-04-25

Climber: Michael Kelly

Date:Sunday, April 25, 2010
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Lookout Mountain-High Point
    Location:USA-Georgia
    Elevation:2392 ft / 729 m

Ascent Trip Report

Since this is also the Walker County, GA high point, there are several reports with directions available at http://cohp.org/ga/georgia_N.xml

I parked at a Seventh-Day Adventist Church located directly across the road from the power cut. I walked through the woods just north of the power lines' clearing until the brush underneath them cleared out, then shifted back to following the clear-cut. There was not really a good crossing of Long Branch (about 250 ft. below the start point), but the situation is a little better as you go a couple hundred feet downstream (north). I stayed underneath the power lines to the ridgeline, as it was very clear near the edges and not too horribly steep. The view east from the very top was impressive, and there is a fairly large clearing with several candidate HP's. I walked around a little to make sure I hit it, then descended back down and across the creek back to the car. Total round trip hike was about 2.5 miles.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:750 ft / 229 m
    Elevation Loss:500 ft / 153 m
    Quality:3 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Unmaintained Trail, Stream Ford
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:500 ft / 153 m
    Trailhead:1892 ft / 576 m
Descent Statistics
    Elevation Loss:500 ft / 153 m
    Extra Gain:250 ft / 76 m
    Trailhead:2142 ft / 652 m



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