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Ascent of Lafayette County High Point on 2015-08-23

Climber: Richard Oestreicher

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Sunday, August 23, 2015
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Lafayette County High Point
    Location:USA-Missouri
    Elevation:1080 ft / 329 m

Ascent Trip Report

This one is just off Z road slightly more than 7 miles south of I-70. The highway has no shoulder or easy parking. Fortunately I found a remnant of a track into the field where the high spot is located more or less at the closest spot on the highway. This was doubly fortunate because the field was densely planted (soybeans I think but I'm a city boy so who knows) I didn't see how I could venture into the planted area very far without causing damage. The track wound through the palnted area ant to its back and up a very slight incline. at the highest spot on the track I was still about 100 feet form the hp coordinates. I wandered a few feet into the planted area but then thought better of it. I couldn't see any higher ground ahead. But admittedly I can't say for sure that there wasn't a few inches more rise under the plants. Easier to say after the harvest
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:6 ft / 2 m
    Distance:0.4 mi / 0.6 km
    Route Conditions:
Unmaintained Trail, Bushwhack
    Weather:Pleasant, Partly Cloudy
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:6 ft / 2 m
    Distance:0.2 mi / 0.3 km
    Trailhead:1074 ft / 327 m
Descent Statistics
    Distance:0.2 mi / 0.3 km



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