Ascent of Ocean County High Point on 2013-09-26

Climber: Jean André Laverdure

Date:Thursday, September 26, 2013
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Ocean County High Point
    Location:USA-New Jersey
    Elevation:230 ft / 70 m

Ascent Trip Report

... exploring Hemlock Drive for a start point to Area 2 and after my experience with Salem & Cumberland Counties, I began my hike & drive (with my phone's GPS directing car) to reach all five area high points (HP) in one fell swoop with Tower Road as my first trail head (TH) up to Area 1; of the 81 minutes & 8.91 miles total, my driving took up 27 minutes & 7.34 miles. At Area 1, following the fence line requires the least quick effort to a yard (my stop point) and residential home's back porch (seeming HP); at Area 2, herd path at times flagged leads up to a large clearing with many intersecting ATV trails with the HP across the field and then west by another trail; at the last 3 Areas, state wildlife area driven roads lead into and along to the HPs (my trip peaking at Area 3). I followed old ATV paths back to pass by final two areas in mostly open woods even crossing an avoided blue-blazed trail wanting to reach back to main wood road and my paved start. Ocean County completes my tramp to the twenty-one NJ Cty HPs which began at High Point, New Year's Day 1999.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:125 ft / 38 m
    Total Elevation Loss:163 ft / 49 m
    Round-Trip Distance:1.6 mi / 2.5 km
    Quality:3 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Unmaintained Trail, Open Country, Bushwhack
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Partly Cloudy
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:125 ft / 38 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 25 ft / 8 m; Extra: 100 ft / 30m
    Loss on way in:100 ft / 30 m
    Distance:1.2 mi / 2 km
    Route:(TH1) Fence Line, (TH2) Herd Path & (TH3) Wood Rds
    Start Trailhead:Tower Rd  205 ft / 62 m
    Time:44 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:63 ft / 19 m
    Distance:0.3 mi / 0.6 km
    Route:Wood Rd, ATV Track & Wood Rd
    End Trailhead:North Stump Tavern Rd  167 ft / 50 m
    Time:10 Minutes
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Jean André Laverdure
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