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

Climber: William Musser

Date:Wednesday, April 8, 2015
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Muscogee County High Point
    Elevation:690 ft / 210 m

Ascent Trip Report

I feel fortunate to get this one in while I could. It looks like so many others I have done that you catch it just as some developer is turning it over to a residential neighborhood and someday soon it will be begging for permission to get it. Shame too as this is a pretty cool hill. Very steep. If you act quick, you can pass east of Fortson Road and find Essex Heights Trail which is very new homes climbing a slick hilly terrain. The nice homes go all the way to the cul-de-sac but there is only one home built on the new road that heads off Essex near the cul-de-sac. I parked before the cul-de sac of this new paved road adjacent to lot 22. This is the saddle in the road to the HP. I then jogged down the road to where there is a deep retention pond in the ground that outfalls to a nice little creek that exposes bedrock and is currently flagged as a jurisdictional wetland. Making this my TH so it will feel like an ascent, I begin my climb at elevation
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:160 ft / 48 m
    Total Elevation Loss:60 ft / 18 m
    Round-Trip Distance:0.7 mi / 1.1 km
    Grade/Class:1 and 1+
    Quality:2 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Open Country, Bushwhack, Stream Ford
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:160 ft / 48 m
    Distance:0.3 mi / 0.6 km
    Route:creek to retention pond to paved road to bushwack
    Start Trailhead:Creek below retention pond  530 ft / 161 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:60 ft / 18 m
    Distance:0.3 mi / 0.6 km
    Route:bushwhack to car
    End Trailhead:car  630 ft / 192 m
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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