Ascent of West Mountain on 2018-11-22
|Other People:||Solo Ascent|
|Date:||Thursday, November 22, 2018|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Motorized Transport to Trailhead:||4x4 Vehicle|
| Elevation:||1260 ft / 384 m|
Ascent Trip ReportMy last hike for this round of Arkansas exploration before heading back to Baton Rouge later this afternoon. Great last few days spent in a beautiful state! For this one I parked at the West Mountain Summit parking area and headed straight to the HP from there using the Sunset Tr. Once at the towers I headed to the easternmost towers but my topo map showed an additional contour line at the far western towers. So to be sure I'd hit the high point I also visited the western area with the other two towers and walked around the westernmost tower's fence. This tower, which is fenced with the numbers 1029885 posted on the gate, is where my topo showed an extra contour line and where the highest area is indicated. At any rate and as mentioned above, I visited both tower areas to be sure. Trip time was 53 minutes after a total hike of 2.1 miles round-trip. Good day to end a great week in Arkansas. Now to tackle the 6.5 hour drive back to Baton Rouge...
|Summary Total Data|
| Total Elevation Gain:||348 ft / 106 m|
| Round-Trip Distance:||2.1 mi / 3.4 km|
| Route:||Sunset Tr|
| Trailhead:||West Mountain Summit Parking Area 912 ft / 277 m|
| Route Conditions:||Road Hike, Maintained Trail|
| Weather:||Pleasant, Calm, Clear|
| Time:||31 Minutes|
| Time:||22 Minutes|
|GPS Data for Ascent/Trip|
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Peaks: climbed and unclimbed by Kreg Ellzey
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