Ascent of Driskill Mountain on 2009-10-24

Climber: Chris Bird

Others in Party:Summer
Date:Saturday, October 24, 2009
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Driskill Mountain
    Elevation:535 ft / 163 m

Ascent Trip Report

Drove 4 hours north from home to the trailhead at Mt. Zion church parking lot. Got there around Lunchtime. Hiked about 30-40 minutes to the summit via the "Hard" unmaintained, blue blazed trail over False Mountain, signed the register in the box at the "kiosk" at the summit, and came back down via the well worn and maintained "Easy" trail. My wife Summer 26yrs, daughter Maki 6yrs, daughter Ariana 3yrs, and son Eli 1.5yrs old occumpanied me on the hike. My son hiked halfway on foot and halfway on my shoulders. Very easy hike but very appropriate for our first family high point. The hike was pleasant and the summit suprisingly scenic for being in Louisiana. Overall a pleasant HP ascent. My personal #2 State HP.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:120 ft / 37 m
    Trailhead:415 ft / 126 m
    Quality:2 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Partly Cloudy
Ascent Statistics
    Time Up:40 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Time Down:20 Minutes

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