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Ascent of Mossback Ridge on 2018-11-21

Climber: Kreg Ellzey

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Wednesday, November 21, 2018
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:4x4 Vehicle
Peak:Mossback Ridge
    Location:USA-Arkansas
    Elevation:2720 ft / 829 m

Ascent Trip Report

Spent about an hour grabbing this one this afternoon. I parked at the Greenfield Rec Area across from the visitor's center around 1:40pm and jumped on the Greenfield Tr heading back towards to lodge. After about 3/4 mile I turned right off trail and headed west to begin a direct approach to the peak summit. Once off trail you'll encounter random briar patches most of the way up. Honestly, this one should be renamed briar ridge... Whew! The slope isn't bad but the veg will definitely annoy and slow you down a bit. I crossed up to the wooded HP area and wandered around near the posted coordinates. Once satisfied I'd touched the top I headed south and reconnected with the Greenfield Tr. From there I looped east and north back towards the area where I'd originally split off from. From there it was an easy, mostly downhill, trip back to the parking area. I collected a GPS track for this one but forgot to turn off the track once at the vehicle, so my entire drive back to town is recorded. Just disregard everything from the parking area to Paris. I'll see about editing the track at a later date to remove the irrelevant portion but for now I'll post as is.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:290 ft / 88 m
    Total Elevation Loss:290 ft / 88 m
    Round-Trip Distance:2.5 mi / 4 km
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Bushwhack
    Weather:Cool, Calm, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:290 ft / 88 m
    Distance:1.3 mi / 2 km
    Route:Greenfield Tr, Bushwhack
    Start Trailhead:Greenfield Rec Area  2430 ft / 740 m
    Time:35 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:290 ft / 88 m
    Distance:1.3 mi / 2 km
    Route:Bushwack, Greenfield Tr
    End Trailhead:Greenfield Rec Area  2430 ft / 740 m
    Time:25 Minutes
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip


 GPS Waypoints - Hover or click to see name and lat/long
Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Kreg Ellzey
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Note: GPS Tracks may not be accurate, and may not show the best route. Do not follow this route blindly. Conditions change frequently. Use of a GPS unit in the outdoors, even with a pre-loaded track, is no substitute for experience and good judgment. Peakbagger.com accepts NO responsibility or liability from use of this data.

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