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Ascent of Winn Parish High Point on 2015-12-19

Climber: William Musser

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Saturday, December 19, 2015
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Winn Parish High Point
    Location:USA-Louisiana
    Elevation:350 ft / 106 m

Ascent Trip Report

Finally, an opportunity to bag a county HP and make a decent hike out of it! I drove in as others have described and parked along the road #517 and then hiked down the very overgrown jeep trail labeled as USGS WO46I to find a worthy starting point. The roadway abruptly ends but I found a pink taped cut line that headed further downhill towards a ravine. Perfect...I can't get lost. I hiked down to the bottom of the small drainage and called it my TH and then hiked back up and to route 517 and then up to the gate that others described. You can hike around the gate and soon there is another larger trail (horse trail) and the HP is right there close by. Easy and a nice hike if you chose to not make it a simple drive up.

Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:145 ft / 44 m
    Total Elevation Loss:25 ft / 7 m
    Round-Trip Distance:1.9 mi / 3.1 km
    Grade/Class:1
    Quality:3 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Bushwhack
    Weather:Pleasant
51F
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:145 ft / 44 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 120 ft / 36 m; Extra: 25 ft / 7m
    Loss on way in:25 ft / 7 m
    Distance:1.1 mi / 1.8 km
    Route:see TR
    Start Trailhead:230 ft / 70 m
Descent Statistics
    Distance:0.8 mi / 1.3 km
Ascent Part of Trip: LA_trip

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDateGain
1Adams County High Point2015-12-19 a520 ft / 158 m
2Winn Parish High Point2015-12-19 aa145 ft / 44 m
3Driskill Mountain2015-12-19 c95 ft / 29 m
5Gentry Hill2015-12-19 e100 ft / 30 m
6Lincoln Parish High Point2015-12-19 f50 ft / 15 m
7Richland Parish High Point2015-12-20 g40 ft / 12 m
8Orleans Parish High Point2015-12-20 h45 ft / 14 m
10(Attempt) Terrebonne Parish High Point2015-12-21 a37 ft / 11 m
11Jefferson Parish High Point2015-12-21 b80 ft / 24 m
12Plaquemines Parish High Point2015-12-21 c30 ft / 9 m
Total Trip Gain: 1142 ft / 346 m    Total Trip Loss: 725 ft / 222 m



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