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Ascent of Allegan County High Point on 2015-05-28

Climber: William Musser

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Thursday, May 28, 2015
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Allegan County High Point
    Location:USA-Michigan
    Elevation:1000 ft / 304 m

Ascent Trip Report

Before flight back; early morning around 6AM on way to airport drove down to find the Doster Country Club. Saw Chinigo's Trip Report and tried a different approach. parked at obvious water tower with a good place to temporarily park the rental car. Hiked down to low area south of the County Highpoint. Doster is a busy road with poor shoulders to walk up so I went down to Oak and Elm and found a low point to start my "hike" up that the USGS map shows as a closed contour pit near the road at elevation 900. A nice peaceful walk up to the Water tower and freshly plowed field. The HP is obvious. He suggests using the golf course but I was not inclined to use it. The distance directly from the water tower is very close - probably 0.2 miles. I started to the south to make it a hike to give the legs a nice stretch. I made it a jog-walk.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:120 ft / 36 m
    Total Elevation Loss:20 ft / 6 m
    Round-Trip Distance:1.2 mi / 1.9 km
    Grade/Class:1
    Quality:2 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Open Country
    Weather:Pleasant, Breezy, Clear
57F
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:110 ft / 33 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 100 ft / 30 m; Extra: 10 ft / 3m
    Loss on way in:10 ft / 3 m
    Distance:0.6 mi / 1 km
    Route:Oak to Elm to Doster Rt 623 N
    Start Trailhead:Oak Street low point (USGS shown pit)  900 ft / 274 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:10 ft / 3 m
    Gain on way out:10 ft / 3 m
    Distance:0.6 mi / 1 km



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