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Ascent of Monroe County High Point on 2012-01-15

Climber: Walter Blume

Others in Party:SLAG group
about 20 people
Date:Sunday, January 15, 2012
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Monroe County High Point
    Location:USA-Illinois
    Elevation:830 ft / 252 m

Ascent Trip Report

This highpoint is accessible via the Salt Lick trail. See
http://www.valmeyerillinois.com/park_saltlick.html for more information. The elevation gain is about 400 feet.

Hiked in via Newman trail with St Louis Adventure Group. The trail was rather slippery, but very beautiful, with a little bit of snow remaining from a storm 3 days earlier. This is a very nice hike. There is a benchmark at the top and very nice views out across the Mississippi, and north to St Louis.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:880 ft / 267 m
    Total Elevation Loss:880 ft / 267 m
    Round-Trip Distance:5.7 mi / 9.2 km
    Quality:6 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Stream Ford
    Weather:Cool, Breezy, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:480 ft / 146 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 80 ft / 24 m; Extra: 400 ft / 121m
    Loss on way in:400 ft / 121 m
    Distance:2.1 mi / 3.4 km
    Route:Salt Lick Trail
    Start Trailhead:Newman TH  750 ft / 228 m
    Time:1 Hours 14 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:480 ft / 146 m
        Loss Breakdown:Net: 80 ft / 24 m; Extra: 400 ft / 121m
    Gain on way out:400 ft / 121 m
    Distance:3.6 mi / 5.8 km
    Route:Johnson Trail
    End Trailhead:Newman TH  750 ft / 228 m
    Time:1 Hours 17 Minutes
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip


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