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Ascent of Grampian Hills on 2012-09-27

Climber: William Musser

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Thursday, September 27, 2012
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Grampian Hills
    Location:USA-Michigan
    Elevation:1230 ft / 374 m

Ascent Trip Report

Put in 2 long days of work in Ann Arbor and had been up since 5 AM and at the office since 6:50 AM. Left work early and drove up to this CHP. Traffic around Detroit is maddening. All these re-routed highways and construction. 2 hours later I found my TH for this hike-climb. I parked my car near the intersection of Barr Rd and Drahner. I ran-walked up to the CHP which is clearly found on each side of the road and bushwhacked both sides to claim the first two areas that are suspect CHPs. I like this particular version of the CHP since it is in a named geologic feature called "Grampian Hills".

I then walked down to the Monestary to check it out and hiked back across the highpoint and back to the car thus, the additional distance and gain. I ran-walked the way back and ended up completing the venture in 20 minutes leaving at 4:40 PM and back at the car at 5:00PM
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:224 ft / 67 m
    Total Elevation Loss:224 ft / 68 m
    Round-Trip Distance:1.6 mi / 2.6 km
    Grade/Class:1
    Quality:2 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Bushwhack
    Weather:cool
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:180 ft / 54 m
    Distance:0.6 mi / 1 km
    Route:Dirt Road
    Start Trailhead:Drahner Rd at Low Point  1050 ft / 320 m
    Time:10 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:224 ft / 68 m
        Loss Breakdown:Net: 180 ft / 54 m; Extra: 44 ft / 13m
    Gain on way out:44 ft / 13 m
    Distance:1 mi / 1.6 km
    Route:Past HP to Monastery and then back
    End Trailhead:same  1050 ft / 320 m
    Time:10 Minutes
Ascent Part of Trip: Michigan CHP Trip AA

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDateGain
1Grampian Hills2012-09-27 a224 ft / 68 m
2Mount Christie2012-09-27 b145 ft / 44 m
3Mount Holly2012-09-27 c230 ft / 70 m
4Genesee County High Point2012-09-27 d110 ft / 34 m
5Livingston County High Point2012-09-27 e145 ft / 44 m
Total Trip Gain: 854 ft / 260 m    Total Trip Loss: 854 ft / 260 m



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