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Ascent of Philippe County Park High Point on 2014-06-19

Climber: William Musser

Date:Thursday, June 19, 2014
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Philippe County Park High Point
    Location:USA-Florida
    Elevation:37 ft / 11 m

Ascent Trip Report

Wanting to see the old park I grew up with as a kid, and many years later, I had forgotten how beautiful this park is. I parked my car and went down and touched water (Tampa Bay). The water quality is so much better than when I used to fish there back in the 70s. There are huge live oaks and thick oak hammocks that are beautiful in the park. It is unusual this far south in FL to have any topographic relief at all so hiking up to the Park's HP was fun and provided nice views of the Bay. I hiked over to the shell midden and again walked down and touched water and up the Indian mound. Then back to the car. The map function shows the actual park boundary better than the topo view.

Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:67 ft / 20 m
    Total Elevation Loss:62 ft / 18 m
    Round-Trip Distance:1 mi / 1.6 km
    Grade/Class:1
    Quality:3 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Open Country, Bushwhack
    Weather:Hot, Calm, Clear
90F
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:37 ft / 11 m
    Distance:0.2 mi / 0.3 km
    Route:hiked up roadways and through woods
    Start Trailhead:Tampa Bay  0 ft / 0 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:62 ft / 18 m
        Loss Breakdown:Net: 32 ft / 10 m; Extra: 30 ft / 9m
    Gain on way out:30 ft / 9 m
    Distance:0.8 mi / 1.3 km
    Route:hked to shell midden and then back
    End Trailhead:5 ft / 1 m



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