Ascent of Carlton County High Point on 2010-08-01
|Others in Party:||Alan Bernier|
|Date:||Sunday, August 1, 2010|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
|Peak:||Carlton County High Point|
| Elevation:||1450 ft / 441 m|
Ascent Trip ReportOur final day was the only one that had no peakbagging planned although I had printed up some trip reports in case we were really up for some bonus bagging. Eric and I had tickets to the Twins baseball game so anything we’d be doing had to be early in the day.
Al did some research and I decided to join him for a run to get the county high point near Cromwell. We drove about 30 miles from Moose Lake to Cromwell (Carlton County), nearly running down some deer in the early morning mist. We parked at the Cromwell Fire Tower and quickly ascended the 80’ high tower. Al had a pretty good idea of where we were going, so off we went. The COHP.org trip reports were a bit scarce on detail but fortunately there were a couple of trail junctions with very fancy signage. The snowmobile and ski trail network in the woods was extensive but Al guided us with ease and after just over 30 minutes we had reached the shores of Rogers Lake then backed up and found a couple of likely bumps that marked the highest point. We motored on the way back, funny how when you are sure of where you are you tend to run without any hesitation. We were back at the car covering about 7 miles in just over 56 minutes. We drove back to Moose Lake and picked up Eric who had chosen to put in 90 minutes of running on the bike path in town.
|Summary Total Data|
| Elevation Gain:||390 ft / 118 m|
| Extra Gain:||180 ft / 54 m|
| Distance:||7 mi / 11.3 km|
| Route:||various ATV trails|
| Trailhead:||Cromwell fire tower 1480 ft / 451 m|
| Route Conditions:||Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Bushwhack|
| Time Up:||31 Minutes|
| Time Down:||25 Minutes|
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