Ascent of Indian Hill on 2018-10-20

Climber: Dennis Stewart

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Saturday, October 20, 2018
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Indian Hill
    Elevation:2590 ft / 789 m

Ascent Trip Report

As far as I can determine, Indian Hill is the 10th highest named highpoint in Oklahoma. I was able to obtain permission from a lady living NW of the highpoint and I drove on an access road from the north until I was .49 mile from the summit. The road continued, but it had deteriorated and I was not comfortable driving any farther in my tiny 1991 Ford Festiva. I started hiking on foot and followed the crude road to the top of a mound with oil storage tanks and where the road ended when I was .28 mile from the summit. From here I went cross country down into a dried up river bed then back up to the highpoint's broad summit plateau where the highest point was not easily identifiable, but there were some good views. I reached the summit in 21 minutes after covering .83 mile. Instead of returning by my same route, I chose to follow a more direct path back to my car mostly using cattle trails. I reached my car in 10 minutes this time and only covered .53 mile which was 1/4 mile shorter than my ascent route.
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    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Open Country, Bushwhack

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