Ascent of Pearson Hill on 2010-07-29

Climber: Dave Dunham

Others in Party:Eric Morse
Alan Bernier
Date:Thursday, July 29, 2010
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Pearson Hill
    Elevation:1951 ft / 594 m

Ascent Trip Report

After bagging James Lake cohp we headed for Timms Hill (1,951), the state high point which was 20 miles east. After a quick hike to the summit and some pictures Eric and I took off for a run to Pearson Hill (1,951) which is the second highest hill in MI. We ran on some nice ATV trails and thought we’d bagged the summit. Our 42 minute run included another Ascent of Timms hill at the very end. Al picked us up and we went back to Pearson for a quick bushwhack in the very open (and very buggy) woods to get the correct high point. The road map in Grauer’s book includes most of the roads but none of the many trails in the area. The Timm’s Hill National trail website includes a bunch of trails but is very hard to match up with what we saw out there!
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:151 ft / 46 m
    Round-Trip Distance:5 mi / 8 km
    Trailhead:base of Timms hill  1800 ft / 548 m
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Maintained Trail, Open Country, Bushwhack

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