Ascent of Hancock County High Point on 2008-12-08

Climber: John Hasch

Date:Monday, December 8, 2008
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Hancock County High Point
    Elevation:1040 ft / 316 m

Ascent Trip Report

1040+ ft.

Monday, 12/8/2008

I finished school around 4:30pm, so I was able to get away about ½ hour earlier today. Traveling ½ hour less in distance meant that I would reach this destination about 1 hour earlier than yesterday’s excursion, still in daylight. I followed the same I-70 path out of town past the Hancock-Henry county line and then north to the town of Shirley. Shirley sits right on the county line, with the north-south Main Street being the divider.

Bob Schwab’s directions still accurately get you to the white (Paul Howard?) home just northeast of the HP. I arrived and parked near the maintenance building. I knocked at the back door of the house, but no one answered. The HP farmland was obvious in the nearby field to the southwest, so I decided to hike the 100 yards or so to the highest part.

I wandered around the area to be sure every high granule was stepped on by my seriously-muddied sneakers. (The ground was not as frozen as yesterday, and I accumulated enough clay to mold a world-class small pot. I’m sure the motel domestics were not amused as I cleaned off the shoes in the bath tub.)

Total time enjoying this HP was less than 15 minutes.
Summary Total Data
    Quality:1 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Open Country
    Weather:Drizzle, Cool, Breezy, Partly Cloudy

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