Ascent of Shawano County High Point on 2012-07-17

Climber: Gustav Sexauer

Others in Party:Artski
Date:Tuesday, July 17, 2012
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Motorcycle
Peak:Shawano County High Point
    Elevation:1490 ft / 454 m

Ascent Trip Report

Artski and I parked at the driveway with a metal sign reading Thomas Builer, the owner of the highpoint. We walked up to the tree shrouded house and had to open a gate to get to the door. We knocked twice and eventually a short woman came out and became very excited when we said we wanted to go to the highpoint. She said we were not the first to come find it and that she still had not gone herself. She allowed us permission and then ran back inside. We then walked up some steps and around to the northeast side of the garage. The forest was very open with low grass and not many bushes. We found an old stone fence marking the edge of the meadow seen on the aerial photos. We thought the highest point was a boulder that appeared to not be part of the fence, but was directly inline with the fence yet ten feet further northeast. If this boulder is not naturally place, a 10" diameter tree with a yellow ribbon on it just five feet from the rock was the high ground. We were unable to find more ribbons to form the hypothesized county line. This is a very easy hike once you get permission.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:35 ft / 10 m
    Total Elevation Loss:35 ft / 10 m
    Round-Trip Distance:0.3 mi / 0.4 km
    Grade/Class:Class 1
    Quality:1 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Open Country
    Weather:Hot, Calm, Partly Cloudy
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:35 ft / 10 m
    Distance:0.1 mi / 0.2 km
    Start Trailhead:Builer Driveway  1455 ft / 443 m
    Time:10 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:35 ft / 10 m
    Distance:0.1 mi / 0.2 km
    End Trailhead:Builer Driveway  1455 ft / 443 m
    Time:5 Minutes

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