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Ascent of Lincoln Parish High Point on 2004-12-28

Climber: Scott Surgent

Others in Party:Beth
Date:Tuesday, December 28, 2004
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Lincoln Parish High Point
    Location:USA-Louisiana
    Elevation:420 ft / 128 m

Ascent Trip Report

This easily-reached parish highpoint is located a few hundred yards west of Louisiana state highway LA-147 about three-quarters of a mile north of its junction with LA-797, in the southwest portion of Lincoln Parish a few miles south of the town of Oak Grove. We drove north through the towns of Jonesboro and Hodge then onto highway LA-147 and passing a paper-manufacturing plant that emitted a horrible stench. You could smell it a mile away. How do the locals put up with it?

After passing the LA-797 turnoff, we proceeded north to the little dirt road on the west side of the highway where we could actually see the hill in the near distance. The area had been logged recently, hence the open views. We drove in and parked in a clearing, then walked up the road to the highest area, located off the road. The immediate area was muddy and grim to look at, but views over the countryside were nice, this hill having decent prominence by Louisiana standards. From here, we got onto route LA-797, which led us to the state highpoint on Driskill Mountain, a ten-minute drive to the south.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:30 ft / 9 m
    Round-Trip Distance:0.3 mi / 0.5 km
    Trailhead:390 ft / 118 m
    Route Conditions:
Open Country



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