Ascent of Minnehaha County High Point on 2011-05-06

Climber: Gustav Sexauer

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Friday, May 6, 2011
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Minnehaha County High Point
    Location:USA-South Dakota
    Elevation:1820 ft / 554 m

Ascent Trip Report

I parked my car at the turnout for the Doug Horsted Memorial Game Production Area. The monument appeared to have the highest ground. However, the area around it was built up pebbles, so not only did I step on those, I walked around it on the natural grass surface. The road accessing this was dirt and gravel, but easily accessible in a Subaru. To the Northwest, I could see the highpoint of McCook County, which is much more impressive. However, I had just passed that one up due to agricultural activity in close proximity to the mound. Also, the road that goes closest to the McCook HP was washed out.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:1 ft / 0 m
    Round-Trip Distance:0 mi / 0 km
    Trailhead:249th St Turn Off  1819 ft / 554 m
    Grade/Class:Drive Up
    Quality:1 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Open Country
    Weather:Hot, Calm, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Time:1 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Time:1 Minutes

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