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Ascent of Crawford County High Point on 2017-05-14

Climber: Gustav Sexauer

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Sunday, May 14, 2017
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Crawford County High Point
    Location:USA-Iowa
    Elevation:1560 ft / 475 m

Ascent Trip Report

No LiDAR required for this one, but I did run it. The highest point is the single contour already identified. I pulled up to the farm house directly east of the highpoint when a man walked out of one of the out buildings. He was pretty suspicious of me, but when I told him I wanted to go to the highpoint he reluctantly said I could, but I'd have to walk because the field was just planted with corn. I headed west past the buildings and tried to avoid stepping on the planted rows, although nothing was coming up yet. The rise in the field was obvious and pretty dramatic compared to most other COHPs in Iowa. I could see Carroll COHP to the south which I had done last year. I waited on Crawford because no one was home the first time I visited. LiDAR results are below:

Area 1: 1555.75’
N42.02547 W95.09679
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:20 ft / 6 m
    Round-Trip Distance:0.4 mi / 0.6 km
    Trailhead:1540 ft / 469 m
    Grade/Class:Class 1
    Quality:1 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Open Country
    Weather:Hot, Windy, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Time:4 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Time:4 Minutes



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