Ascent of Blue Springs State Park High Point on 2015-01-27

Climber: William Musser

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Tuesday, January 27, 2015
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Blue Springs State Park High Point
    Elevation:75 ft / 22 m

Ascent Trip Report

Parked in the lower parking lot. Ran down past the boardwalk and touched the crystal clear water. Manatees at this time of the year were playing in the water everywhere. Then went up to the historic house and through the mesic hardwoods and found a paved trail to another parking lot and then found another unpaved trail. There is a nice trail that bisected the RV camping parking area that is a classic xeric scrub . Then I worked myself back into the managed scrub area and saw many deer. I followed the sandy jeep trails and easily found the HP and then hiked around the area for exercise enjoying the solitude of the back area scrub. On the way back I worked my way to the main spring run where there is a very attractive riverine mixed hardwoods and a nice boardwalk and I explored the spring run. There were hundreds of manatees in the spring and river run to enjoy.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:201 ft / 60 m
    Total Elevation Loss:175 ft / 53 m
    Round-Trip Distance:3 mi / 4.8 km
    Quality:4 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail
    Weather:Pleasant, Windy, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:91 ft / 27 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 71 ft / 21 m; Extra: 20 ft / 6m
    Loss on way in:20 ft / 6 m
    Distance:1.6 mi / 2.6 km
    Route:trails, boardwalk, trails thru parking, jeep trail
    Start Trailhead:Blue Spring Boil  4 ft / 1 m
    Time:30 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:155 ft / 47 m
        Loss Breakdown:Net: 45 ft / 13 m; Extra: 110 ft / 33m
    Gain on way out:110 ft / 33 m
    Distance:1.4 mi / 2.2 km
    Route:similar going back
    End Trailhead:parking lot  30 ft / 9 m
    Time:30 Minutes

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