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Ascent of Richland Parish High Point on 2015-01-18

Climber: Ben Lostracco

Others in Party:supported by Rose
Date:Sunday, January 18, 2015
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Richland Parish High Point
    Location:USA-Louisiana
    Elevation:105 ft / 32 m

Ascent Trip Report

The Parish has 2 candidate high point areas, both with easy access.

AREA 2 .... a drive up.
From I-20, exit #152 (Delhi) we drove north on Hwy #17 for 6.8 miles to a right on Dam Road (left is #855) which we followed east .5 miles to the entrance to Black Bear Golf Course. The road to the left just inside the gate is Black Bear Drive, we followed it north .2 miles and parked. I explored the high ground on the right (east) in tall grass.
We returned to #17.

AREA 1 (32.57361,-91.-45618).....
We continued north on #17 for 3.2 miles to a right on Hwy #877, 1.8 miles east arrived at a gated sandy wide road on the right, signed "Louisiana Management Program, DMAP, No Hunting". Nothing about any other activity, so this is a legal access.
We parked here this was my TH. My route is clearly shown on the satellite image.
I walked the sandy road south .6 miles (past by water on both sides of the road) to the north end of a large open field, 2 plastic water tanks on the left. I continued .25 miles to the south end of the field (the road continues as it bends/descends right), where I turned right on a grassy track that goes southwest .25 miles, along the south edge of the open field to its very southwest corner. Sign here reads "Warning Crude Oil Pipe Line".
I continued southwest on a grass track for 60 Yards to a fork ..... on the right is the northeast-southwest narrow 105 foot contour. I stomped its length (nasty brush with thorns and fairly open brush), nothing obvious ..... chose my spot at 40 yards west on the left fork and 20 yards north inside the woods.
Good luck.

"LOUISIANA, LOUISIANA,
THE PLACE WHERE I WAS BORN,
WHITE FIELDS OF COTTON - GREEN FIELDS CLOVER,
THE BEST FISHING AND LONG TALL CORN." ............... verse from the Louisiana official state song.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:25 ft / 8 m
    Distance:2.4 mi / 3.9 km
    Route:drive up/hike to 2 areas
    Trailhead:Dam Road/#877  80 ft / 24 m



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