Ascent of Carlton County High Point on 2010-08-01

Climber: Dave Dunham

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 Report

Our 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 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
Ascent Statistics
    Time Up:31 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Time Down:25 Minutes

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