Ascent of Stony Tower Hill on 2010-07-31
|Others in Party:||Eric Morse|
|Date:||Saturday, July 31, 2010|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
|Peak:||Stony Tower Hill|
| Elevation:||2080 ft / 633 m|
Ascent Trip ReportOur final “big” day of bagging started with us driving 10 mile to Pike County to see if we could get close to the county high point. The trip reports on COHP.org were accurate which meant we had a 6 mile run if we wanted to bag the summit of Pike Mountain. I felt this would be too aggressive with my Plantar Fascia problems having caused me to miss nearly a week of running and knowing we had a minimum of 7 miles of running ahead of us at other peaks. We headed northeast 90 miles to Isabella, MN and Stony Tower Hill (2,080’) the county high point of Lake County. The trip report is accurate but the road was a bit too overgrown for the Kia rental vehicle. We parked at a small road junction and ran the last mile to the overgrown path to the top. It wasn’t quite a bushwhack but it certainly was getting to that point. We found the top and some witness markers along with footings from the former fire tower. The bugs were happy to have us visit so we didn’t linger long. The run was just under 20 minutes round trip.
|Summary Total Data|
| Total Elevation Gain:||180 ft / 54 m|
| Round-Trip Distance:||2 mi / 3.2 km|
| Trailhead:||Overgrown section of trail 1900 ft / 579 m|
| Route Conditions:||Road Hike, Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Bushwhack|
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