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Ascent to Whiting Mountain-1/2 mile SE of summit on 2016-02-02

Climber: Dennis Stewart

Others in Party:Marshall Stewart -- Trip Report or GPS Track
Date:Tuesday, February 2, 2016
Ascent Type:Unsuccessful - Turned Back
Point Reached:Whiting Mountain - 1/2 mile SE of summit
    Location:USA-Arkansas
    Elevation:2360 ft / 719 m
    Remaining Elevation:56 ft / 17 m (100% left to go)

Ascent Trip Report

As far as I can determine, Whiting Mountain is the 14th highest named highpoint in Arkansas. My son, Marshall, and I thought we had reached the summit, but unfortunately, when we got home we discovered we were actually about a half mile to the southeast where three 2360-foot contour lines give the impression that you are standing at the highest point. My mistake occurred by recording incorrect coordinates from someone else's trip report. The road to this area cautions that it is for "high clearance vehicles" but I drove it in my 1991 Ford Festiva without too much trouble. We will be back later to claim the true highest point on Whiting Mountain.
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