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Ascent of James Newton Park High Point on 2020-03-14

Climber: William Musser

Others in Party:Willie-Weimaraner Musser
----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Saturday, March 14, 2020
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:James Newton Park High Point
    Location:USA-Colorado
    Elevation:8770 ft / 2673 m

Ascent Trip Report

Still surprised no peakbagger has done this but me. Sure the LOJ people won't do it unless it has 300 feet of prominence but this is a nice public space and nearly makes the 300 foot prominence. What I like about this hike is the solitude - you will never see anyone in here. And they have harvested so many ponderosa pines (I presume that had the beetle) that there are vast views along the steep hillsides and deer. My dog and I had a delightful romp over many hills on the way back and explored new areas of the park and not a soul on a sunny Saturday. The peak does has a cliff face that affords some scrambling class if you attack it head on which I have done in the past but today, me and the dog Willy wanted to hit the HP then explore the backwoods. Solitude on public land. With all the meandering along the hillsides in this big loop we gained nearly 1000 feet. We blew off the few un-maintained DMP trails and dirt roads and just headed up the hillsides no snow except on the northern and eastern sides where despite the fact 90% of the snow was gone where we crossed it in patches it was often 12 inches deep.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:950 ft / 289 m
    Total Elevation Loss:320 ft / 97 m
    Round-Trip Distance:2.5 mi / 4 km
    Grade/Class:1,2, small section o
    Quality:5 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Unmaintained Trail, Open Country, Bushwhack, Snow on Ground
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:765 ft / 233 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 630 ft / 192 m; Extra: 135 ft / 41m
    Loss on way in:135 ft / 41 m
    Distance:0.9 mi / 1.4 km
    Route:see GPS track
    Start Trailhead:See GPS  8140 ft / 2481 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:185 ft / 56 m
    Gain on way out:185 ft / 56 m
    Distance:1.6 mi / 2.6 km
    Route:see GPS track
Ascent Part of Trip: TS-2

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDateGain
1James Newton Park High Point2020-03-14 a950 ft / 290 m
2Three Sisters-Middle Peak2020-03-14 b410 ft / 125 m
3Three Sisters-North Peak2020-03-14 c225 ft / 69 m
Total Trip Gain: 1585 ft / 484 m    Total Trip Loss: 665 ft / 203 m
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip


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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by William Musser
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