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Ascent of Driskill Mountain-South Peak on 2015-12-19

Climber: William Musser

Others in Party:Karen Musser
Date:Saturday, December 19, 2015
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Driskill Mountain-South Peak
    Location:USA-Louisiana
    Elevation:510 ft / 155 m

Ascent Trip Report

Parked at the church. There is no way I was going to come all the way to LA to bag the state HP and not go up and down the false peaks for some extra gain. Otherwise it is a ridiculously short and easy trip. The trail system is surprisingly well used and there are at least 5 trails I found at the summit of the state HP, fortunately only 2 found going to the false summit. There is a sign by a fence that gives you the route up and across some private land that the owner graciously allows the highpointer to use. No views but a nice woods with a lot of white oak.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:115 ft / 35 m
    Total Elevation Loss:85 ft / 25 m
    Round-Trip Distance:0.7 mi / 1.1 km
    Grade/Class:1
    Quality:3 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Weather:Pleasant
52F
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:115 ft / 35 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 100 ft / 31 m; Extra: 15 ft / 4m
    Loss on way in:15 ft / 4 m
    Distance:0.5 mi / 0.8 km
    Route:trail south up to false summit
    Start Trailhead:intersection of road next to church  410 ft / 124 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:70 ft / 21 m
    Distance:0.2 mi / 0.3 km
    End Trailhead:below the true saddle between subpeaks  440 ft / 134 m



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