Ascent of Switzerland County High Point on 2012-04-29

Climber: Richard Oestreicher

Date:Sunday, April 29, 2012
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Switzerland County High Point
    Elevation:981 ft / 299 m

Ascent Trip Report

From Versailles, Ind. (wonder how the locals pronounce it?) I took Ind. 129 south about 71/2 mi. My GPS coordinates put the hp more or less at the intersection of 129 and Brushy Fork Rd.. I parked in the lot of a run down lunch counter and antique complex. At first glance the highest spot appeared to be about where the GPS coordinates said-- an embankment on the sw corner of the intersection, but the more I looked around, not only at the intersection area but at the fields across the road, the less certain I was. I ended up walking the fringes of the fields across the road. When I got to a spot that I thought might be higher about 100 yards east and I looked back the embankment at the intersection looked higher. My GPS gave me marginally higher readings on the NE side of the intersection. Given the inaccuracy of GPS elevation readings I wouldn't make too much of that. At a minimum, picking the right spot was far more problematic than it appeared to be when I drove up.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:10 ft / 3 m
    Total Elevation Loss:5 ft / 1 m
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Open Country
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:10 ft / 3 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 5 ft / 2 m; Extra: 5 ft / 1m
    Loss on way in:5 ft / 1 m
    Distance:0.4 mi / 0.6 km
    Start Trailhead:976 ft / 297 m
Descent Statistics

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