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Ascent to Plaquemines Parish High Point-Area 1 on 2011-01-12

Climber: Ben Lostracco

Others in Party:Rose
Date:Wednesday, January 12, 2011
Ascent Type:Unsuccessful - Turned Back
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Point Reached:Plaquemines Parish High Point - Area 1
    Location:USA-Louisiana
    Elevation:18 ft / 5 m
    Remaining Elevation:2 ft / 1 m (0% left to go)

Ascent Trip Report

There are 2 candidate high point areas for this county.

VISIT #1 DATED 2011-01-12 - to AREA 1 only .... a short walk over the Mississippi River Levee .... 200 yards, 15 minute RT.
From Poydras (south of Chalmette) hwy junction 46/39 at stop light, we followed 39 west for 7.6 miles (through Braithwaite) to a T junction with English Turner Road ..... 39 continues to the left, straight ahead is the Mississippi River levee and the entrance to the Belle Chasse Ferry and to the right is 3137. We turned right on 3137 and parked on the right at 300 yards ...... the Highpoint is to the north inside the levee at about 90 yards.
I chose my HP spot at 20 yards from the River, GPS 29.85020, 89.97543. The actual PB coordinates puts the Highpoint in the water.
We erred in not going to the other candidate on the other side of the River, see Bill Jacobs TR of 2005 for its details. Perhaps another time.
We drove to the nearby Ferry Dock and boarded the "Plaquemines Pride" Ferry for the free 20 minute crossing to Belle Chasse (1$ is charged for sb ride). The size and power of the mighty Mississippi is awesome.
From Belle Chasse we moved on to Jefferson County.
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Summary Total Data
    Route Conditions:
Open Country
Ascent Statistics
    Distance:0.6 mi / 1 km
    Route:short walk over levee from 3137
    Trailhead:belle chasse ferry dock on south side of river  
Descent Statistics
    Route:short walk over levee from 3137
    Trailhead:belle chasse ferry dock on south side of river  



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