Ascent of Porter County High Point on 2018-04-29

Climber: Ben Lostracco

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Sunday, April 29, 2018
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Porter County High Point
    Elevation:870 ft / 265 m

Ascent Trip Report

This County required 2 visits all as per this one only TR. I used Michael Schwartz's TR and basically followed his footsteps. This report adds detail/information where necessary, one must read Michael. The 7 candidate high point areas are numbered a la PB.

VISIT #1 DATED 2015-08-21 .......... A successful visit to only 5 of the 7 areas, an easy county.

AREA #1 (AREA IN SECTION 13) ... a successful drive up.
We went to house #976 County Line Road, Emmy and Chad McEvoy with 2 young boys, were very friendly and allowed us to proceed. They were not aware of County Highpointing, I tried my best to explain it to them.
I checked out the area and found the HP outside the southeast corner of their wooden fence ... 41.57460,-86.93247. A bean field is to the south.

AREA #2, 3, 4 & 5 (4 AREAS IN SECTIONS 22/27)... successful on 2 of 4.
AREA #2 & 3 south of Hwy #6 were in corn fields and not accessible, they are however very easily accessible.
AREA #4 at the school, north of Hwy #6. The present HP is 100 yards northeast of the parking at (41.55188,-86.98182), outside the 870 foot contour, raising the question, "Did the construction of the school remove the 870 foot contour".
AREA #5 is just 20 yards left (west) of the road before MB #814 (Hearn), transmission tower is across the road.

AREA #6 & 7 (2 SMALL AREAS IN SECTION 30/31-36N-5W)
Nothing has changed for these 2 areas and I agree with Michael that the HP for AREA #7 is at the cemetery. I couldn't find the BM.

VISIT #2 DATED 2018-04-29 .... visited the 2 outstanding areas thereby completing the county.

AREA 2 & 3
I parked at the "Budgetlok Storage", on north side of Hwy #6 250yds east of JCT 6/N400E.
I walked south 250 yds, along the western edge of the vineyards and xcountry to AREA 3, then xcountry east 350 yds to AREA 2 - both on dormant fields. I short-cutted my return of 400 yds. The spring plowing has not begun.


Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:30 ft / 9 m
    Extra Gain:10 ft / 3 m
    Round-Trip Distance:0.6 mi / 1 km
    Route:visit to 2 areas south of hwy 6
    Trailhead:hwy 6  860 ft / 262 m
    Route Conditions:
Open Country

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