Ascent of Russell Mountain on 2012-04-21

Climber: William Musser

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Saturday, April 21, 2012
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Russell Mountain
    Elevation:1726 ft / 526 m

Ascent Trip Report

lots of private land around. Hiking trails are better down in the Sate Park (really nice trails there) Typical huge radio tower summit only has the added inconvenience of having a state road next to it. Started in saddle in woods and used road to walk up. Little extra excercise to end the day before hitting the bed and breakfast.

Not much of a hike. Bummer. Got back. Took shower and talked to the B&B people (stayed at Nostaglic Place) but then the heart started the same old fluttering and fibrulating thing it did and ended up in hospital again, then with an unexpected flight in a helicopter and a two night stay in MO Baptist with

Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:76 ft / 23 m
    Total Elevation Loss:46 ft / 14 m
    Round-Trip Distance:0.6 mi / 1 km
    Quality:2 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Bushwhack
    Weather:nice day
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:76 ft / 23 m
    Distance:0.4 mi / 0.6 km
    Start Trailhead:1650 ft / 502 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:46 ft / 14 m
    Distance:0.2 mi / 0.3 km
    End Trailhead:1680 ft / 512 m
Ascent Part of Trip: TaumSauk

Complete Trip Sequence:
1Hughes Mountain2012-04-21 a410 ft / 125 m
2Elephant Rocks State Park High Point-second boulder from top2012-04-21 b180 ft / 55 m
4Taum Sauk Mountain2012-04-21 c737 ft / 225 m
5Russell Mountain2012-04-21 d76 ft / 23 m
Total Trip Gain: 1403 ft / 428 m    Total Trip Loss: 1373 ft / 419 m

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