Ascent of Green County High Point on 2010-07-28

Climber: Jamie Bakken

Date:Wednesday, July 28, 2010
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Green County High Point
    Elevation:1180 ft / 359 m

Ascent Trip Report

In Northwest Green County, just south of the Dane County border, follow CTH J south until the intersection with Hwy. 39. In this spot topo maps seemed to indicate a higher spot than the traditional spot for the Green County HP. I checked out this spot first and ran into a few spots that went up to 1195-1200 ft in a few different spots on my altimeter. Most of the high spots here are within about 1/2 mile to the north and 1/2 mile to the south of the intersection mentioned above while on CTH J.

From this spot head further South on J until you reach the intersection with CTH C. Turn left (east) on C and you'll see almost immediately on your left a tower (right at the intersection of C and highpoint rd). This is the traditional spot of the Green County HP but I was only able to get a reading of 1184 ft at the highest point which is either by the tower or in the field just to the left within about 1/10 mile from County C.

I have serious doubts that this is actually the County C area is actually the county high point but I'd be interested to hear what other highpointers find when they visit. It's quite possible the areas I visisted weren't the highest either because there are innumerable peaks on the ridgeline that CTH G follows. I think the highest point in Green County is going to end up being 1210' plus but until someone confirms a different location it would be good to visit both locations that I mentioned. Please let me know your thoughts on this one.

While there are nice views from some of the hilltops near the Green County HP make sure you visit the village of New Glarus before leaving Green County. It is a very fascinating swiss village and is one of the highlights of visiting the county (unlike the unknown unnamed Green County HP) You'll be glad you stopped. It makes an awesome spot to stroll around in the downtown area.
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