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Ascent of Major County High Point on 2012-08-18

Climber: Richard Oestreicher

Date:Saturday, August 18, 2012
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Major County High Point
    Location:USA-Oklahoma
    Elevation:1920 ft / 585 m

Ascent Trip Report

Of the 7 counties I did today, this was the only one that seemed like even a minor exertion. Off US 281 north of Seiling, Ok. I took E500 west a bit more than a mile until I was approximately 0.2 mi. south of the three hp candidates near a sandy ridge with some prominent red dirt. I hopped the fence and bushwhacked through surprisingly dense scrub brush and small trees to the three high spots. Based both on observation and GPS readings I believe the middle of the three spots is the highest. My GPS readings were 10-15 feet higher for this one compared to the other two. With the dense brush you can't really sight well between them but that was my visual impression as well. But since they are quite close together, and I don't consider a GPS difference of a few feet totally reliable, it's not much extra effort to do all three. On the way back I avoided most of the brush by veering west to a dirt track that goes back to the main road about 0.1 mi. west of my start spot.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:108 ft / 33 m
    Distance:1 mi / 1.6 km
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Bushwhack
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:78 ft / 24 m
    Extra Loss:10 ft / 3 m
    Distance:0.5 mi / 0.8 km
    Trailhead:road  1852 ft / 564 m
    Time Up:14 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Extra Gain:30 ft / 9 m
    Distance:0.5 mi / 0.8 km
    Time Down:11 Minutes



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