Ascent of Stephen Wortham County Park High Point on 2020-11-27

Climber: William Musser

Others in Party:Willie-Weimaraner Musser
----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Friday, November 27, 2020
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Stephen Wortham County Park High Point
    Elevation:82 ft / 24 m

Ascent Trip Report

The highest elevation my GPS shot was 84 although I guessed the peak was around 82.

Parked in parking area and found a small trail behind a chained gate where the gate was down. This is NOT the way to go. The track dropped me from around elevation 75 hoping to cross the Pelleham Tributary but the trail became an erosional rill of mud and I stopped at elevation 57 and headed back to the west and all the way over the west into the sandy scrub. I was in the middle of the high ground and found some easy bushwhacking to the what might have been higher ground but it turns out the higher ground appears to be along the wide trail. Heading north and then east you drop out of the sandy high scrub back to mesic woods and then down to the creek and there is a well marked trail and bridge crossing the creek this time to connect to the Rhodine Scrub Preserve Area.

Then back uphill again and back to the car.

Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:107 ft / 32 m
    Total Elevation Loss:100 ft / 30 m
    Round-Trip Distance:2.2 mi / 3.5 km
    Quality:4 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Stream Ford
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:77 ft / 23 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 7 ft / 2 m; Extra: 70 ft / 21m
    Loss on way in:70 ft / 21 m
    Distance:1.2 mi / 1.9 km
    Route:see GPS track
    Start Trailhead:Parking lot  75 ft / 22 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:30 ft / 9 m
    Gain on way out:30 ft / 9 m
    Distance:1 mi / 1.6 km
Ascent Part of Trip: Brandon Area-1

Complete Trip Sequence:
1Alafia Scrub Nature Preserve High Point2020-11-27 a85 ft / 26 m
2Stephen Wortham County Park High Point2020-11-27 b107 ft / 33 m
3Rhodine Scrub Nature Preserve High Point2020-11-27 c10 ft / 3 m
5Rhodine Scrub Nature Preserve High Point2020-11-28 a204 ft / 62 m
6Bell Creek Preserve High Point2020-11-28 b241 ft / 73 m
Total Trip Gain: 647 ft / 197 m    Total Trip Loss: 593 ft / 180 m
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by William Musser
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