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Ascent of Darke County High Point on 2012-03-09

Climber: Ben Lostracco

Others in Party:Supported by Rose
Date:Friday, March 9, 2012
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Darke County High Point
    Location:USA-Ohio
    Elevation:1240 ft / 377 m

Ascent Trip Report

A woods track southeast bound ...... .58 miles, 30 minutes RT.

We approached from the south Preble CoHP. We drove north on Hwy #121 from New Paris 5.1 miles to a left on Braffetsville Road, 2.24 miles right on Richmond-Palestine Road, .62 miles parked on the right side at a north-south line of trees (its .3 miles north to Rush Road, then 1.86 miles east on Rush Road to New Madison).

I walked south along the line of trees 170 yards to a fence line where I turned left and stepped over a broken fence at an animal path with a Hunter Stand straight ahead. The HP is to the southeast from this area, so I followed animal paths/woods track going in this general direction directly to the obvious summit at about 300 yards ..... wooded with no views, my spot was at 39.96090,-84.74766. , the PB coordinates puts the spot in a lower elevation.

"STUPID IS AS STUPID DOES."

Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:110 ft / 33 m
    Elevation Loss:110 ft / 33 m
    Route Conditions:
Unmaintained Trail, Open Country
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:110 ft / 33 m
    Distance:0.6 mi / 1 km
    Route:woods rd seb from richmond-palestine rd
    Trailhead:richmond-palestine road  1130 ft / 344 m
Descent Statistics
    Elevation Loss:110 ft / 33 m
    Route:woods track seb from richmond-palestine rd
    Trailhead:richmond-palestine road  1130 ft / 344 m



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