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Ascent of Highlands County High Point on 2011-02-18

Climber: Ben Lostracco

Others in Party:supported by Rose
Date:Friday, February 18, 2011
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Highlands County High Point
    Location:USA-Florida
    Elevation:210 ft / 64 m

Ascent Trip Report

Short sand track hike and bushwack ..... about half a mile RT for all areas.

This County has 4 candidate highpoint Areas, all on the long north/south summit area above the 200 foot contour, covered with extremely dense/rough vegetation. I followed the route directions in Gene Daniels' TR of 2002 and had no problem getting to the four different Areas, however finding the exact spot for the different areas is not easy ..... I stomped the areas in dense/rough vegetation to fight through.
For Area 1 ...... I chose my spot at coordinates 27.18283, 81.33916, PB puts it in a lower area,

The gate at hwy 8 was open on this day and tempting to proceed, however I went to the Information Office (at the far end of the building) located half a mile to the west, the girl had no problem. I got the feeling that if the gate is open permission is not required.

"CLIMB THE MOUNTAIN AND GET THEIR GOOD TIDINGS. NATURE'S PEACE WILL FLOW INTO YOU AS SUNSHINE FLOWS INTO THE TREES ........" .....John Muir.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:10 ft / 4 m
    Elevation Loss:10 ft / 4 m
    Route Conditions:
Unmaintained Trail, Bushwhack
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:10 ft / 4 m
    Distance:0.6 mi / 1 km
    Route:sand track from paved loop
    Trailhead:archbold biological research center  200 ft / 60 m
Descent Statistics
    Elevation Loss:10 ft / 4 m
    Route:sand track from paved loop
    Trailhead:archbold biological research center  200 ft / 60 m



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