Ascent of Dedisse Park North High Point on 2019-05-30

Climber: William Musser

Others in Party:Willie-Weimaraner Musser
Date:Thursday, May 30, 2019
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Dedisse Park North High Point
    Elevation:7373 ft / 2247 m

Ascent Trip Report

Disappointing to realize that I thought I was hiking to the highest point in the Dedisse DMP Park and I was actually climbing up a small rock formation with minimal rise BUT I just realized the last time I did a training hike up that feature it was NOT the highest point in the public park, I vowed to come back and find the highest ground in the public park. BUT I also learned that this HP is the highest point in the northern section of the park which is separated from the southern park by a public road and Bear Creek. People either hike in the north park or south but typically do not cross the creek and do both so for those that hike in public parks there are different highpoints. This one is not exciting. It does not have great views. It does not have prominence and it is a bit disorienting to find. The topographic fall, rolling hills, and orientation of the bike trails and adjacent homes continuously led me to the wrong area. The lack of fences between public property and private is refreshing but also makes orienting yourself to the right corner a bit confusing. The corner is clearly visible on the USGS and GPS. The public property corner is a large log standing upright.

The is not the most interesting destination but the journey was terrific. Willy and I enjoyed going up and over the rolling the terrain and at one point we popped over some class 2+ rock and unexpectedly startled a small group of elk. Three cows and one young bull elk. Willie wanted to get off leash and go play with them but I prevented that of course as they are huge animals. We then went down in the ravine and jumped the flowing seepage creek and when we crested the next hill we startled a group of 9 mule deer. Willie was NOW having a wonderful time with all these large mammals to smell, sight, and dream of chasing.

I don't intend to bushwhack over to this actual geographic point ever again as the slightly lower rock feature to the south is a more interesting destination when hiking, biking, or jogging in this semi-urban, semi-wild park but it had to be done so I can say I have stood on the highest land in the both the northern and southern Dedisse park areas.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:448 ft / 135 m
    Total Elevation Loss:160 ft / 47 m
    Round-Trip Distance:3 mi / 4.8 km
    Quality:3 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Bushwhack
    Gear Used:
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:353 ft / 107 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 288 ft / 88 m; Extra: 65 ft / 19m
    Loss on way in:65 ft / 19 m
    Distance:1.5 mi / 2.4 km
    Route:see GPS track
    Start Trailhead:public Parking adjacent to Dedisse DMP by Evergree  7085 ft / 2159 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:95 ft / 28 m
    Gain on way out:95 ft / 28 m
    Distance:1.5 mi / 2.4 km
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by William Musser
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