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Ascent of Chambers County High Point on 2014-12-29

Climber: William Musser

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Monday, December 29, 2014
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Chambers County High Point
    Location:USA-Alabama
    Elevation:920 ft / 280 m

Ascent Trip Report

Well a nice walk in the woods but four things made this not so fun:

1) the drive is long and requires a lot of narrow clay county roads. They were slick and had deep drainage cuts on both sides and many times not enough room to pass another car
2) I poorly misjudged where to start my hike and parked too far away from the HP
3) Once I found Chambers County CR 174 and turned off to CR 78, the conditions got worse. Not only narrow and wet, there were Orange clad hunters everywhere. I saw more than one dead deer along the road, carcass left and beheaded.
4) I stepped over the gated access road to the HP cluster and did not see the thin and taunt cable under the downed tree and it skinned my shin and tripped me to the ground.

A nice view up there near spot one, but I wanted out of there quickly as to not be confused with a deer...so quickly tagged the clusters and got down and back to my car.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:200 ft / 60 m
    Total Elevation Loss:200 ft / 60 m
    Round-Trip Distance:2.6 mi / 4.2 km
    Grade/Class:1
    Quality:2 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Unmaintained Trail, Bushwhack
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Partly Cloudy
62F humid and cool
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:170 ft / 51 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 140 ft / 43 m; Extra: 30 ft / 9m
    Loss on way in:30 ft / 9 m
    Distance:1.3 mi / 2.1 km
    Route:Clay road CR 78 to bushwhack
    Start Trailhead:along CR 78  780 ft / 237 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:170 ft / 51 m
        Loss Breakdown:Net: 140 ft / 43 m; Extra: 30 ft / 9m
    Gain on way out:30 ft / 9 m
    Distance:1.3 mi / 2.1 km
    Route:Clay road CR 78 to bushwhack
    End Trailhead:same  780 ft / 237 m
Ascent Part of Trip: Alabama CHPing

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDateGain
1Troup County High Point2014-12-29 a95 ft / 29 m
2Salem Lookout2014-12-29 b270 ft / 82 m
3Chambers County High Point2014-12-29 c200 ft / 61 m
4Hernandez Peak-South Slope2014-12-29 d440 ft / 134 m
5McDill Point2014-12-29 e198 ft / 60 m
6(Attempt) Hernandez Peak2014-12-29 f460 ft / 140 m
Total Trip Gain: 1663 ft / 506 m    Total Trip Loss: 1388 ft / 423 m



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