Ascent of Grand Isle High Point on 2020-09-25

Climber: Jason Rossman

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Friday, September 25, 2020
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Grand Isle High Point
    Elevation:279 ft / 85 m

Ascent Trip Report

1st of 4 Vermont high points for the day.

After 3 days of hiking in the ADKs, I stayed overnight in Plattsburgh and took the 5:25am ferry over to Vermont then headed to the winery. It was dark when I arrived, but the sun was starting to rise in the east. I stayed to the right of the main building, past the tent and table set-ups they had and then between the vineyard on the right and trees on the left. About .15 from the parking lot, I turned left through an opening in the trees which lead me to an open meadow. I continued up the right (east) side of the meadow to the edge of the woods. I stood at the edge of the woods as my headlamp lit up a pair of eyes staring straight at me. The eyes disappeared as I walked up the dirt road that led into the woods. Now 4/10 of a mile from the parking lot, I turned left (west) and bushwhacked into the open woods. I spent more time avoiding the maple tubes running between the trees than I did the trees themselves. I arrived at my GPS coordinates, then saw a higher point and stomped around there as well. Still using my headlamp I made my way back to the road. Once back out in the meadow, I could see enough without my head lamp. Returned to my car and headed to Fairfax for breakfast before my next peak.

START: 5:55am
FINISH: 6:20am
1.07 miles
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:141 ft / 42 m
    Total Elevation Loss:140 ft / 42 m
    Round-Trip Distance:1.1 mi / 1.7 km
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Open Country, Bushwhack
    Gear Used:
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:141 ft / 42 m
    Distance:0.5 mi / 0.8 km
    Start Trailhead:138 ft / 42 m
    Time:11 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:140 ft / 42 m
    Distance:0.6 mi / 0.9 km
    End Trailhead:139 ft / 42 m
    Time:13 Minutes
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Jason Rossman
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