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Ascent of Muskegon County High Point on 2015-05-26

Climber: William Musser

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Tuesday, May 26, 2015
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Muskegon County High Point
    Location:USA-Michigan
    Elevation:974 ft / 296 m

Ascent Trip Report

Parked at Hoffman's Garage (auto-repair shop off of Peters Road). The Bailey Gospel Church (where I had planned to park was not found). It was after hours around 6:30 PM and met Mr Hoffman or one of his employees not quite sure and someone helping him with the books. They were very friendly!I asked to park in his lot and they were very accommodating and interested in the HPing concept.

They did not think that the CHP was in the cherry tree field up on the hill, so I showed them the USGS map and they were so fascinated they copied it. I ran up and easily found it among the trees and ran back to avoid getting too wet in the rain. I explored some of the creekbeds along the road if for no other reason to run up and down and the steep banks and get my pulse up as high as I could before driving to the next CHP. I really hate to drive that far and not get out and get a workout out of it. I jog/ran/hiked about 2 miles in 23 minutes including the photos and searching for the spot and running down to the creekbed. When I got back the Hoffmans were happy to greet me again and send me off to the next destination.

Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:272 ft / 82 m
    Total Elevation Loss:85 ft / 25 m
    Round-Trip Distance:2 mi / 3.2 km
    Grade/Class:1 and 1+
    Quality:2 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Open Country, Bushwhack
    Weather:Raining, Pleasant, Overcast
raining on and off 68F
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:207 ft / 63 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 187 ft / 57 m; Extra: 20 ft / 6m
    Loss on way in:20 ft / 6 m
    Distance:1 mi / 1.6 km
    Route:hiked down to creek bed and then up road
    Start Trailhead:Hoffman Garage  787 ft / 239 m
    Time:13 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:65 ft / 19 m
    Gain on way out:65 ft / 19 m
    Distance:1 mi / 1.6 km
    Route:same with some detours to see creek
    Time:10 Minutes
Ascent Part of Trip: MI-5-2015

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDateGain
1Muskegon County High Point2015-05-26 a272 ft / 83 m
2Fisk Benchmark2015-05-26 b253 ft / 77 m
3Ionia County High Point2015-05-26 c23 ft / 7 m
4Montcalm County High Point2015-05-26 d210 ft / 64 m
Total Trip Gain: 758 ft / 231 m    Total Trip Loss: 425 ft / 130 m



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