Ascent of Mercer County High Point on 2010-10-30

Climber: Richard Oestreicher

Date:Saturday, October 30, 2010
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mercer County High Point
    Elevation:1621 ft / 494 m

Ascent Trip Report

The County High Pointers list four spots for Mercer County but all are in two contour areas off of Hendersonville Rd. between Sandy Lake and Henderson, one area east of the road with several small knobs all about the same height within the general area and one west of the road. Start from the high point on the road for the east side and follow old logging roads. A GPS helps. For the west side, head through a break in the fence (not posted) south of a house numbered 885. Head towards a red barn (and away from the house that features a bevy of angry barking dogs) and then around the perimeter of the field behind the house. My highest GPS altimeter reading was 7 feet higher on the west side of the road, so maybe that's the true high point.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:156 ft / 47 m
    Total Elevation Loss:100 ft / 30 m
    Round-Trip Distance:1.8 mi / 2.9 km
    Route Conditions:
Unmaintained Trail, Bushwhack
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:156 ft / 47 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 56 ft / 17 m; Extra: 100 ft / 30m
    Loss on way in:100 ft / 30 m
    Distance:0.9 mi / 1.5 km
    Start Trailhead:1565 ft / 477 m
Descent Statistics
    Distance:0.9 mi / 1.5 km

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