Ascent of Weed Patch Hill on 2014-11-08

Climber: Dennis Stewart

Others in Party:Marshall Stewart -- Trip Report or GPS Track
Date:Saturday, November 8, 2014
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Weed Patch Hill
    Elevation:1058 ft / 322 m

Ascent Trip Report

As far as I can determine, Weed Patch Hill is the 3rd highest named highpoint in Indiana, as well as the Brown County HP. It is located within in Brown County State Park and my son, Marshall, and I had to pay a nonresident fee of $7.00 to enter the Park, even though it was very late in the day. Indiana residents only have to pay $5. Just as you enter the Park you will pass through a historic covered bridge. Weed Patch Hill is located beside the Park office where you will find a tall summit tower. The summit tower is fenced and is not always accessible for visitors. This was the case when we visited. In addition, the summit benchmark is located directly beneath the tower, so we were unable to see it well also. The actual highest point seemed to be a few dozen feet behind the tower to the west. Without being able to climb the tower, there really wasn't any view possible from the summit and that was disappointing, but this seemed like a fine state park and worth a longer visit if you have the time.
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