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Ascent of Baldwin County High Point on 2011-01-09

Climber: Ben Lostracco

Others in Party:Rose
Date:Sunday, January 9, 2011
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Baldwin County High Point
    Location:USA-Alabama
    Elevation:330 ft / 100 m

Ascent Trip Report

A short walk ..... 600 yards, 30 minutes overall.

Rose and I are on a 85 day driving tour along the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic Coast, the reason being PB's 2 Lists "Gulf Coast CoHPs" and "Atlantic Coast CoHPs". We left home on Jan 6th and returned on March 30th.
Today's County is the first on the agenda, I included Bill Jacob's TR of 1999 in my source of information.

After visiting Montgomery we drove south on I65 to exit 54 where we made a right on CR1, followed by an immediate left left on Ewing Drive. We drove west on Ewing (red dirt for the last half) for 5.4 miles to the paved Lottie Road, continued across Lottie onto Whidbee Road for 500yds to a gated driveway on the left. We drove down the dirt driveway 200yds to the north side of the house. The friendly owners, the Bells with their equally friendly dog and 2 cats, were well aware of this area being the County Highpoint, they think that the Highpoint is 100yds north of their house (PB's alternate). They want to identify the actual spot and mark it accordingly for others enjoyment. They seemed pleased to have Canadians come this far south to visit their County.

We first went to PB's main location with the dog and cats behind us. From the north side of the house a path heads west 200yds to a line of trees with a fenced-in pasture (grazing cows) on its north side. We walked out there and chose a spot amidst the trees just inside the fence, my GPS read 31.08129, 87.63174 (very close to PB).

We walked back to the house and went north to the alternate area, by this time the dog and cats decided they had enough with this walking. The dense low-brush made walking around this area very difficult. My guess tells me that the Bells could be right and that this is flat area could be the Highpoint area.

We backtracked to I65 and drove north to exit 57 and Wind Creek Casino and Hotel, where we overnighted in their parking, an area allotted for RV's.

"A FALL IS AN UNPLANNED DESCENT."

Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:6 ft / 2 m
    Route Conditions:
Unmaintained Trail, Bushwhack
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:6 ft / 2 m
    Distance:0.6 mi / 1 km
    Route:bushwack off of whidbee road
    Trailhead:whidbee road  324 ft / 98 m
Descent Statistics



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