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Ascent of Windley Key Quarry on 2019-02-04

Climber: Dennis Stewart

Others in Party:Geri Stewart
Date:Monday, February 4, 2019
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Windley Key Quarry
    Location:USA-Florida
    Elevation:16 ft / 4 m

Ascent Trip Report

It seems rather pointless to be collecting and logging highpoints in the Florida Keys when you are rarely more than a dozen feet above sea level, but if it's listed on Peakbagger and I have been there, then I'm going to log it. My wife, Geri, and I were not actually in the Keys to visit highpoints. We were working on our bucket list to visit every state park in the nation and Florida state parks were a good state to work on with such a harsh winter this year in Missouri. I did not even know we were actually on or near a highpoint until we came upon sign #49 beside the nature trail we were hiking in Windley Key Fossil Reef Geological State Park. Our guide book for this marker read, "The highest natural elevation in the Florida Keys is recorded at 18 feet above sea level. Although it is difficult to distinguish gradual changes in elevation, this is the area of the highest elevation." This spot is located on the Green Trail near the Russell Quarry and easy to hike to on the excellent park's trail system. Don't expect any views here. The rest of the park is far more interesting than this highpoint!
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