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Ascent of Oldham County High Point on 2013-01-29

Climber: William Musser

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Oldham County High Point
    Location:USA-Kentucky
    Elevation:920 ft / 280 m

Ascent Trip Report

Checked out the access from the North and thought it might be more fun to enter from the Water Tower side. The gates were open and the access was avaialble. However, several heavy loading equipment vehicles showed up and spoiled the party. I did not want to continue from this direction and have to discuss things when it was an active construction site.

I then checked the more common track from the subdivision to the south off Prestwick Dr. Nice houses. There was undeveloped lot with a for sale sign on the upper hill as well that allows for a quick check out the potential lot for sale (Highland Drive)and takes you to the back land where the radio tower and water tower are located. Nobody home at the home off Prestwick which is the quickest way to access the HP but requires a tresspass or permission. I parked at the Presbertarian Church and walked down to the road and strolled the neighborhood.

On way to site in the early hours of dawn I saw a Coyote trying to cross one of the highways.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:170 ft / 51 m
    Total Elevation Loss:90 ft / 26 m
    Round-Trip Distance:1 mi / 1.6 km
    Grade/Class:1
    Quality:2 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Open Country
    Weather:Pleasant
52F
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:115 ft / 35 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 80 ft / 24 m; Extra: 35 ft / 10m
    Loss on way in:35 ft / 10 m
    Distance:0.5 mi / 0.8 km
    Start Trailhead:Intersection of roadways  840 ft / 256 m
    Time:10 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:55 ft / 16 m
    Gain on way out:55 ft / 16 m
    Distance:0.5 mi / 0.8 km
    Time:10 Minutes



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