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Ascent of Beaver Ranch Jeffco O.S. Park Highpoint on 2020-05-06

Climber: William Musser

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Wednesday, May 6, 2020
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Beaver Ranch Jeffco O.S. Park Highpoint
    Location:USA-Colorado
    Elevation:8680 ft / 2645 m

Ascent Trip Report

Following the footsteps of the legendary public liner guide, Dave Covill, I ran over and nabbed this one and found it to be a bit more interesting than expected. Why? First I parked at the first parking lot the second would be much faster. Then I hiked up a trail thru the most amazing disk golf course I have ever seen along the side of a mountain and some huge old growth firs and spruce> Then a bushwhack between homes into a public area of logging and then up the peak. On the way down, passing many deer and such I stumbled into the zip-line feature and found a trail down for much of the way but it is under construction. Then more bushwhacking then more trails and back to the car.

My track is attached.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:700 ft / 212 m
    Total Elevation Loss:110 ft / 33 m
    Round-Trip Distance:2.9 mi / 4.7 km
    Grade/Class:1,1+,2
    Quality:4 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Open Country, Bushwhack
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:610 ft / 185 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 590 ft / 180 m; Extra: 20 ft / 6m
    Loss on way in:20 ft / 6 m
    Distance:1.2 mi / 1.9 km
    Route:see GPS track
    Start Trailhead:First parking lot  8090 ft / 2465 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:90 ft / 27 m
    Gain on way out:90 ft / 27 m
    Distance:1.7 mi / 2.7 km
Ascent Part of Trip: 5-6-2010

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDateGain
1Beaver Ranch Jeffco O.S. Park Highpoint2020-05-06 a700 ft / 213 m
2Bald Mountain2020-05-06 b723 ft / 220 m
3Buffalo Overlook2020-05-06 aa 
Total Trip Gain: 1423 ft / 433 m    Total Trip Loss: 345 ft / 106 m
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip


 GPS Waypoints - Hover or click to see name and lat/long
Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by William Musser
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