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Ascent of Cleburne County High Point on 2019-02-22

Climber: Ben Lostracco

Others in Party:supported by Rose.
----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Friday, February 22, 2019
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Cleburne County High Point
    Location:USA-Arkansas
    Elevation:1340 ft / 408 m

Ascent Trip Report

Easy road with a short nasty whack to 3 areas .... 1.4 miles, 190' gain, 1:30 hours RT for all 3 areas including the in-between driving.

This is Day 17 and our 2nd hiking day in AR of our Winter Trip 2019.

Once again I came to a COHP armed with the always reliable Hans Haustein's TR, Cleburne County however has seen a few changes, reason for this TR.
Distance and elevations are approx, also this TR includes my visit to Choppy Knob.

We first went to Cleburne's AREA 2. From Drasco we drove west to Prim, JCT #263/225, continued west on #263 for 1 mile to a right turn on Hanover Road then .3 mile east to a farm gate on the right (no signs). I hopped the gate and went south 50 yds to AREA 2.

We returned to #263 and went west another 5.1 mile to a left turn onto Old Brewer Road, 1.3 miles south turned in Logging Road on the left, this was my TH (35.69672,-92.18986) for AREA 1 and CHOPPY KNOB. There was an open gate with no signs of being used, also a faded sign made reference to a hunting club.

I walked/climbed the Logging Road east 200 yds to the col where I turned left and climbed the grass track right-of north 350 yds to AREA 1, going through a small clearing with a small pond and the last 100yds being a bushwhack. The woods fairly open with some underbrush - the summit area was extremely dense with nasty thorny brush, nothing obvious. Came out dripping blood.

Once back to the col I continued south on a muddy logging road 450 yds to the obvious summit of CHOPPY KNOB. Forgot to look for BM.

"EVERY ACTION DONE IN COMPANY, OUGHT TO BE WITH SOME SIGN OF RESPECT, TO THOSE WHO ARE PRESENT." ....... george washington's rules of civility and decent behaviour in company and conversation.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:244 ft / 73 m
    Extra Gain:58 ft / 17 m
    Round-Trip Distance:1.4 mi / 2.2 km
    Route:visit to 2 areas
    Trailhead:Hanover/Old Brewer Roads  1212 ft / 369 m
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Open Country, Bushwhack



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