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Ascent of Lapham Hill on 2014-10-20

Climber: Greg Slayden

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Monday, October 20, 2014
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Lapham Hill
    Location:USA-Wisconsin
    Elevation:1232 ft / 375 m

Ascent Trip Report

Like Blue Mounds, this is also a Wisconsin State Park with a good paved road to the top of a locally significant peak. The charge is the same, $7/$10 in-state/out of state. For me, the gate area was unmanned, as it had been yesterday at Blue Mounds. I didn’t have $10 in cash on me, but since I had bought a $10 state park pass yesterday, less than 24 hours ago, I figured that it might still be good, put it on my dash, and went up anyway.

The main peak has a nice observation tower of the exact same type as the two on Blue Mounds. I did the short hike via ski trails to the south peak, 2 feet lower according to LIDAR, and bushwhacked around to make sure I tagged, it, too. That added only about 10 minutes to my stay. I was time-constrained today and could not do more hikes in this nice area.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:82 ft / 25 m
    Elevation Loss:82 ft / 25 m
    Distance:0.6 mi / 1 km
    Quality:2 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Bushwhack
    Weather:Pleasant, Breezy, Partly Cloudy
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:82 ft / 25 m
    Extra Loss:50 ft / 15 m
    Distance:0.4 mi / 0.6 km
    Trailhead:Summit Parking  1200 ft / 365 m
Descent Statistics
    Elevation Loss:32 ft / 10 m
    Distance:0.2 mi / 0.3 km
    Trailhead:Summit Parking  1200 ft / 365 m



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