Ascent of Flying J Ranch Jeffco O.S. true High Point on 2020-05-04

Climber: William Musser

Others in Party:Dave Covill -- Trip Report or GPS Track
----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Monday, May 4, 2020
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Flying J Ranch Jeffco O.S. true High Point
    Elevation:8640 ft / 2633 m

Ascent Trip Report

This was very interesting. I had added the highpoint of the large Jefco Park called the "Flying J Ranch" last year and hiked it up in the winter in nasty snow with post-holing and Dave Covill gave me a hard time about been really bored to want to do that but with the COVID virus shutting things down Dave got stir crazy and started hiking the highpoints of many local park lands as well.

Interestingly, he discovered that a tiny tract of land totally discontinuous from the actual ranch is owned by JEFCO and actually is considered part of the this park and it is actually higher than the true ranchland HP so he added it to the database as an alternate open space HP. Ridiculous I cried out!

Off we set to find it. It is in fact nestled in a subdivision surrounded by houses and yes, there are visible JEFCO property boundary sign sometimes readily visible and others quite hard to find verifying this tiny tract is public space. It is actually a sweet little formation worthy of capture. You can class 2 right up to the top or take some rock lines of class 2+ up through 4+ if you like. We scrambled up a section of class 3 and down a section of 2+ and 3. Strangely nice views. And a good 50 foot cliff edge on one end so this "joke" turned out to be a surprising hidden feature that Dave stumbled on.

Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:135 ft / 41 m
    Total Elevation Loss:10 ft / 3 m
    Round-Trip Distance:0.4 mi / 0.6 km
    Grade/Class:1 thru 3
    Quality:4 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Unmaintained Trail, Open Country, Bushwhack, Scramble
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:125 ft / 38 m
    Distance:0.1 mi / 0.2 km
    Route:see GPS track
    Start Trailhead:See GPS  8515 ft / 2595 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:10 ft / 3 m
    Gain on way out:10 ft / 3 m
    Distance:0.2 mi / 0.4 km
Ascent Part of Trip: Covalation

Complete Trip Sequence:
1Hiwan Heritage Jeffco O.S. Park High Point2020-05-04 a35 ft / 11 m
2Flying J Ranch Jeffco O.S. true High Point2020-05-04 b135 ft / 41 m
3Flying J Ranch Park High Point2020-05-04 c733 ft / 223 m
Total Trip Gain: 903 ft / 275 m    Total Trip Loss: 210 ft / 64 m
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by William Musser
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