Ascent of Hamilton County High Point on 2019-01-22

Climber: Jeremy Fuerst

Date:Tuesday, January 22, 2019
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Hamilton County High Point
    Elevation:1920 ft / 585 m

Ascent Trip Report

One reason I got sucked into this crazy obsession is that it presented the possibility of rendering necessary trips back to the Midwest more fun and interesting.

Today's itinerary included Nebraska's counties of Saunders, Lancaster (partial), Seward, York, Hamilton, and Hall.

I was amused reading earlier reports of intrepid COHPers who have thrashed their way through summer cornfields. My detasseling days are far behind me, if not the vivid memories of paper cuts from my fingertips to my thighs and tear-inducing road rash. The other three seasons of the year are far more pleasant for pursuing this unexplainable obsession in agricultural counties. Summer is for mountains! (Along with autumn and spring and winter, yes.)

I advocate winter COHPing in the region of my youth not merely for ease and visibility but also for access: landowners are far less likely to be encountered, and those you meet are probably more likely to be hospitable.

By Hamilton County we were losing light. The first quadrant of 3 contenders really seems now to be the rise on the road due to plowing & grading in surrounding barren cornfields. Just the same, I walked the area. At area #4, I walked a short distance out into the barren field as daylight dwindled.
Summary Total Data
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Open Country, Snow on Ground
    Weather:Snowing, Frigid, Windy, Overcast

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