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Ascent of Stratford Hill on 2016-08-13

Climber: Greg Slayden

Others in Party:Charles Zerphey
----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Saturday, August 13, 2016
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Stratford Hill
    Location:USA-Montana
    Elevation:4971 ft / 1515 m

Ascent Trip Report

The short walk to Stratford Hill is a pleasant and relatively enjoyable stroll, in the context of Great Plains county high points.

Road access to the corner of Stratford Hill Road and Cormier Road is straightforward--the roads are gravel and a bit dusty, but passenger-car friendly. There was no negative signage. The crux move is climbing over or under a barbed wire fence, and then heading southwest until you see a windsock marking the small Stratford family cemetery, and a large rectangular rock nearby. The land here was not cultivated, and we saw no livestock. Vistors should strive to be respectful and not impact this private land in any way, to keep this point accessible.

The land drops of quite a bit to the south, and the views are a quintessential "big sky" high plains panorama.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:53 ft / 16 m
    Distance:1 mi / 1.7 km
    Trailhead:4918 ft / 1499 m
    Grade/Class:Class 1
    Quality:2 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Open Country
    Weather:Hot, Breezy, Partly Cloudy
Ascent Statistics
    Time Up:15 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Time Down:15 Minutes
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip


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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Greg Slayden
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