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Ascent of Russell County High Point on 2015-04-08

Climber: William Musser

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Wednesday, April 8, 2015
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Russell County High Point
    Location:USA-Alabama
    Elevation:634 ft / 193 m

Ascent Trip Report

This steep drive is lined with tall shrubs to seclude if from the nice ranch to the east of it. I made the mistake of thinking you could easily park at the top but no, the gate stops you with no turn around and a very steep place to make a 5 point turn with steep paved swale drop offs. Because of that, and the numerous warning signs on the fence saying big brother is watching you 24-7-365, I advise parking at bottom and hiking up.

Once I got my car positioned in the down facing direction, I hiked back down to the intersection of Sandfort Road and hiked back up quickly for my sixth get out and get some exercise for the day. My pedometer buzzed me that I hit 15,000 steps the moment I reached the fence of this heavily gated compound. Apply the appropriate rules of HPing a gated secured facility as this is not one to get caught messing with by the looks of the plentiful warning signs.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:94 ft / 28 m
    Round-Trip Distance:0.2 mi / 0.3 km
    Grade/Class:1
    Quality:2 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike
    Weather:Hot
86F
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:94 ft / 28 m
    Distance:0.1 mi / 0.2 km
    Route:paved driveway
    Start Trailhead:intersection of Sandfort Road and Driveway  540 ft / 164 m
Descent Statistics
    Distance:0.1 mi / 0.2 km
Ascent Part of Trip: Chewacla Day

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDateGain
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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