Ascent of Washakie County High Point on 2010-08-27

Climber: Eric Noel

Others in Party:Ken Jones
Date:Friday, August 27, 2010
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Washakie County High Point
    Elevation:9600 ft / 2926 m

Ascent Trip Report

This was a quick excursion before the main event that was Cloud Peak. This COHP is looked very conveniently close to the highway that is used to access the real mtns. We parked on the forest road on the S side of the highway right around the county line. No access issues. We then hiked N to the first HP which is in the woods and sort of indistinct although not really flat. We returned to the cars but walked right past them and headed for the SE peak which is a more pronounced bump or a serious of rock boulders. These were easily found and scaled and then we wandered to the nearby SW candidate. We think the SW candidate is likely higher but are not so certain that we would recommend skipping the other contour especially given the minimal effort to get to it. This last one was I believe a rockpile with a fairly clear highest point. No problems at all and this is a quickie. As lame COHPs go these are set somewhat nicely in the woods but it is hard to be impressed by random points set at the base of actual mtns.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:300 ft / 91 m
    Elevation Loss:300 ft / 91 m
    Distance:1.2 mi / 1.9 km
    Grade/Class:Class 2+
    Quality:3 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Open Country, Scramble
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Partly Cloudy
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:300 ft / 91 m
    Extra Loss:150 ft / 45 m
    Distance:0.6 mi / 1 km
    Route:Forest Walkin and Boulder Hoppin
    Trailhead:Forest Road 25  9450 ft / 2880 m
Descent Statistics
    Elevation Loss:150 ft / 46 m
    Distance:0.6 mi / 1 km
    Route:Forest Walkin and Boulder Hoppin
    Trailhead:Forest Road 25  9450 ft / 2880 m

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