Ascent of Dodge County High Point on 2015-07-15

Climber: John Hasch

Date:Wednesday, July 15, 2015
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Dodge County High Point
    Elevation:1230 ft / 374 m

Ascent Trip Report

1230+ ft.,

Wednesday, 7/15/2015

The candidates of Dodge County are 2 distinct locations, one near a windmill tower and one in a farm field. The Jon Mann directions are adequate to visit both locations.

I did the 2 targets by first visiting the windmill site. From County Road AP, I turned north onto the two-track Arthur Road that went past the farm and continued on to 2 windmill towers. I drove past the first and parked near the base of the second. I then followed my nose a short distance north to the highest ground. As I was walking north, I surprised a turkey. The bird squawked a couple times before going airborne to get away from me.

The views from this spot were quite pleasant. You could look off to the north and east and see many farms, windmills and other attractions dotting the rolling countryside. While I was looking in the distance to the NE, I spied what I thought looked to be competing high ground. I did not know at this time, but that ground was candidate #2.

When I arrived at the second contender, I found it was loosely planted in some kind of taller, week-like yellow plant that I did not recognize. I carefully wandered into the field, doing my best to leave the shoulder-high crop undisturbed. I hit the high points and returned to my car. I looked SE and located the first contender but could not determine which was higher.

Someone with a hand level could probably do easy comparisons, from both directions, between the two candidates. I could not make a visual determination just by looking from one to another. I recommend visiting both contours until/unless either contour gets ruled out.
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