Ascent of Winston County High Point on 2016-03-04

Climber: Ben Lostracco

Others in Party:supported by Rose
----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Friday, March 4, 2016
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Winston County High Point
    Elevation:722 ft / 220 m

Ascent Trip Report

A red-mud road walk westbound ..... 2 1/2 miles, 1:10 hours RT.

From the JCT 19/395 (approx. 10.5 miles north of Philadelphia) we drove north on 395 for 4.4 miles to a left turn on Plattsburg Road (Baptist Church on corner), then .8 miles north to a gated dirt road on the left (32.95299,-89.19600). We couldn't park at the gate because of the wet muddy conditions, so we had to squeeze a spot on Plattsburg Road. As reported in our first TR of the day, we had huge rains yesterday, making dirt roads a real muddy problem everywhere we went.

I hopped the gate and walked the soft-red-mud road west less than a mile to a fork on the road (just past a grass clearing), where I stayed right, climbed moderately-steep northerly 300 yards to the ridge, then again west 200 yards along the ridge to the obvious high ground with open tall pines..... chose my spot 5 yards to the right (39.95221,-89.21302).

Once again today I came out with boots/pants full of red mud.


Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:242 ft / 73 m
    Round-Trip Distance:2.5 mi / 4 km
    Route:road walk wb from plattsburg road
    Trailhead:plattsburg road .8 miles north of #395  480 ft / 146 m
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike

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