Ascent of Mount Christie on 2012-09-27

Climber: William Musser

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Thursday, September 27, 2012
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Mount Christie
    Elevation:1279 ft / 389 m

Ascent Trip Report

Took about 10 minutes to drive up the road and find the pre-determined TH on Davidson Lake Rd. Just before the parking spot coming down one of the hills - off in the distance you can see on top of the hill the large subdivision flag at the gazebo - very impressive. There is still nobody at the guard gate. I arrived and took off running-walking at 5:20PM summitted, took photos and was back at the car by 5:30PM. Winded but satisfied - this is one of the more impressive little county HP peaks in MI.

I chose to open field the mowed terrace to the gazebo and the views to the farms and lake below are quite nice. I found a very steep trail to final top that was very steep and took it for the tiny fraction of of time of feeling like I was actually climbing something. The flag at the gazebo was fluttering around and making some spectacular photo opportunties that I captured then ran back to the car to go to peak number three. A lot to do before sunsets.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:144 ft / 43 m
    Total Elevation Loss:144 ft / 43 m
    Round-Trip Distance:0.8 mi / 1.3 km
    Grade/Class:1 and 2
    Quality:3 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Maintained Trail, Open Country
    Weather:nice cool day
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:144 ft / 43 m
    Distance:0.4 mi / 0.6 km
    Route:Davidson to Saratoga to Gazebo
    Start Trailhead:Davidson Lake Rd. at LP  1135 ft / 345 m
    Time:5 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:144 ft / 43 m
    Distance:0.4 mi / 0.6 km
    End Trailhead:same  1135 ft / 345 m
    Time:5 Minutes
Ascent Part of Trip: Michigan CHP Trip AA

Complete Trip Sequence:
1Shenanigans Farm2012-09-27 a231 ft / 70 m
2Mount Christie2012-09-27 b144 ft / 44 m
3Mount Holly2012-09-27 c307 ft / 94 m
4Genesee County High Point2012-09-27 d113 ft / 34 m
5Livingston County High Point2012-09-27 e151 ft / 46 m
Total Trip Gain: 946 ft / 288 m    Total Trip Loss: 946 ft / 288 m

This page has been served 685 times since 2005-01-15.

Copyright © 1987-2023 by All Rights Reserved. Questions/Comments/Corrections? See the Contact Page Terms of Service