Ascent of Dufferin County High Point on 2011-10-19
|Others in Party:||Adam Helman|
----Only Party on Mountain
|Date:||Wednesday, October 19, 2011|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Motorized Transport to Trailhead:||Car|
|Peak:||Dufferin County High Point|
| Elevation:||1778 ft / 541 m|
Ascent Trip ReportWe parked on the road NE of the high point area and, since no one was around on this rainy fall morning, we jumped the barbed-wire fence on the roadside and did a short but miserable bushwhack uphill. Once on the crest we headed for the furthest of the two 542 meter spot elevations from the OBM map. We descended to an overgrown meadow area, saw a house up on a hill that on further inspection seemed to be a unoccupied hunting cabin or shack, and then gained the western HP area in semi-open forest. We found orange tape around a tree, presumably placed by a fellow highpointer.
After making sure we hit the highest points inside the western contour, we retraced our steps back to the meadow and gained the somewhat pronounced hogsback ridge for the eastern HP area. We passed over the 542 spot elevation and several other humps on the ridge, confident we got the highest point somewhere along the way. We continued on a faint path to the SE on the crest of the hogsback, and that led us to the edge of a field and the road, where the fence was easily bypassed by ducking under it near a gate.
This gate probalby offers the easiest access, avoiding jumping a difficult barbed wire fence and a steep brushy bushwhack.
|Summary Total Data|
| Total Elevation Gain:||122 ft / 37 m|
| Extra Gain:||33 ft / 10 m|
| Round-Trip Distance:||0.6 mi / 1 km|
| Trailhead:||1722 ft / 524 m|
| Quality:||3 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)|
| Route Conditions:||Bushwhack|
| Weather:||Drizzle, Cool, Breezy, Low Clouds|
|GPS Data for Ascent/Trip|
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