Ascent of Britton Hill on 2020-06-22

Climber: SteveM StickMan

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Monday, June 22, 2020
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Britton Hill
    Elevation:345 ft / 105 m

Ascent Trip Report

I spent the previous night at the Tallahassee Doubletree, pampering and prepping myself for my big day ahead. After a 2 1/2 hour drive, I arrived at this state high point after going over Florida's 2nd Highest Hill. THAT one was the real endurance test (a 60 second walk across the road)! Incredibly the parking lot was empty when I got there, except for a lone person cleaning the nice bathroom and sign-in area. I "trekked" up a couple of feet to the High Point Marker and signed in and, although my trusty gps told me that the "real" high point was in the woods near the trails nearby, I struck off to find it. Although 3 different trails encircle the area, it looked like the red trail was the closest, so I took that. It led me to an area near a Highpointers provided resting bench. I wandered around the entire area for about 15 minutes trying to find a summit signin box, with no luck :( . I finished the loop trail back to my car with a great sense of accomplishment! This was the start of my journey to bag the high points of 6 or 7 southeastern states after my Father's Day weekend in Florida. On to Cheaha Mt. in AL!
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:5 ft / 1 m
    Total Elevation Loss:5 ft / 1 m
    Round-Trip Distance:0.6 mi / 1 km
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Bushwhack
    Weather:Hot, Calm, Partly Cloudy
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:5 ft / 1 m
    Distance:0.3 mi / 0.5 km
    Route:Red Trail and bushwhack
    Start Trailhead:340 ft / 103 m
    Time:25 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:5 ft / 1 m
    Distance:0.3 mi / 0.5 km
    Route:White Trail
    End Trailhead:340 ft / 103 m
    Time:15 Minutes

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