Ascent of Pleasant hill fire tower on 2015-04-08

Climber: William Musser

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Wednesday, April 8, 2015
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Pleasant hill fire tower
    Elevation:510 ft / 155 m

Ascent Trip Report

I have followed in the footpaths of Dave Dunham and Alan Bernier so many times before and in so many states, and read each of their reports so many times, I feel like I know them. I wonder if I will accidentally bump in to one of them some day with this crazy hobby? Well the third TR for this peakbagging endeavor is mine. I parked at the national forest picnic shelter and pull out parking lot next to tower. The tower is a behemoth standing about as tall as any fire tower that I have ever seen. Yes, the fence is still compromised and their are still rigged trees standing up to allow the young and adventurous (perhaps fool-hearty?) to violate the national forest rangers attempt to keep people from going up to the cab. I trust the foundation of rock on mountains not dilapidated steel structures - so I gave climbing this bad boy not a second thought. It is very tall!

Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:60 ft / 18 m
    Round-Trip Distance:0.3 mi / 0.5 km
    Quality:3 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:60 ft / 18 m
    Distance:0.1 mi / 0.2 km
    Route:obvious trail
    Start Trailhead:Taska Picnic Area off route 80  450 ft / 137 m
Descent Statistics
    Distance:0.1 mi / 0.2 km
Ascent Part of Trip: Chewacla Day

Complete Trip Sequence:
1Chewacla State Park High Point2015-04-08 a503 ft / 153 m
2(Attempt) Macon County High Point2015-04-08 b100 ft / 30 m
3Macon County High Point2015-04-08 c197 ft / 60 m
4Pleasant hill fire tower2015-04-08 d60 ft / 18 m
5Bullock County High Point2015-04-08 e90 ft / 27 m
6Russell County High Point2015-04-08 f94 ft / 29 m
7Muscogee County High Point2015-04-08 g160 ft / 49 m
Total Trip Gain: 1204 ft / 366 m    Total Trip Loss: 715 ft / 217 m

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