Ascent of Hyland Hill on 2014-09-03

Climber: Edward Earl

Date:Wednesday, September 3, 2014
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Summit:Car
Peak:Hyland Hill
    Elevation:5570 ft / 1697 m

Ascent Trip Report

On I-25, ~8 miles N of downtown Denver, I took exit 221 onto 104th Ave. I proceeded 2.5 miles W to Lowell Blvd, where I turned L. After just 0.1 mile I turned L on Northpark, which is initially divided and a brick sign in the median strip identifies the Northpark bedroom community. After another 0.1 mile I turned R on King St, which climbs gradually. After another 0.2 miles, King St tops out at Irving St, where I parked nearby.

The highest ground appears to be in the front yard of the 4th, 5th, or 6th house on the N side of Irving, counting E from King. These houses have addresses 10033, 10043, and 10053, respectively. There is a wooden fence between every pair of neighboring houses, so it is difficult to be sure if there is any higher ground in a back yard. I was able to get a glimpse between the slats of wood, and all ground that is visible that way appears no higher than the front yards. If there is any higher ground in a back yard, it cannot be by more than a foot or two and the highest ground would be difficult to locate exactly owing to the fences between the backyards. In any case, this would be a successful ascent by the "Rule of Earl", which says that you've submitted if some part of your body is higher than the highest natural earth at a time when there exists a monotonically ascending path on solid ground from the point where you're standing to the highest natural ground.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:3 ft / 0 m
    Round-Trip Distance:0.1 mi / 0.1 km
    Trailhead:Irving St  5567 ft / 1696 m
Ascent Statistics
    Time:1 Minutes

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