Ascent of Laysen Benchmark on 2017-04-23

Climber: Dennis Stewart

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Sunday, April 23, 2017
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Laysen Benchmark
    Elevation:690 ft / 210 m

Ascent Trip Report

I turned on a gravel road with a large sign reading "Cedar Creek Wildlife Check Station" in order to reach the Putnam County HP. It was refreshing to finally enjoy a Georgia county HP that wasn't posted. The area was very flat and the Mathis Lookout Tower still stands, but it was fenced. The location of the benchmark shown on the topo map, however, is a couple of hundred feet NW of the tower. I made a pretty good effort to locate this benchmark, (I even searched in the woods) but I did not find it. It was hard to believe this flat area is a county high point. There are county highpoints in Florida with more relief than this!
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    Route Conditions:
Open Country

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