Ascent of Briar Hill on 2016-04-17

Climber: Paul Michelson

Others in Party:Bill Harrison
Date:Sunday, April 17, 2016
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Briar Hill
    Elevation:1706 ft / 519 m

Ascent Trip Report

Bill H and I visited this CoHP and likely Prom leader for Lower Michigan via the old decommissioned lookout tower access road from the south. for the life of me I cant understand why the forest service insists on completely tearing up a road when decommissioning it, making it very difficult to even walk on. What a waste of money.

Very limited views to the north due to all of the trees on top but I can imagine that when the tower was present and the surrounding trees gone from the summit area the views must have been expansive.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:160 ft / 48 m
    Distance:1.2 mi / 1.9 km
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Open Country
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:160 ft / 48 m
    Distance:0.6 mi / 1 km
    Trailhead:1546 ft / 471 m
Descent Statistics
    Distance:0.6 mi / 1 km

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