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Ascent of Wayne County High Point on 2010-11-09

Climber: William Musser

Others in Party:Solo
Date:Tuesday, November 9, 2010
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Wayne County High Point
    Location:USA-Michigan
    Elevation:990 ft / 301 m

Ascent Trip Report

On business trip in MI. Drove to the second entrance of Maybury State Park off of Beck Road in Michigan near Ann Arbor. Parked and started following the maze of winding trails, horse paths, bike paths and roads and even bushwhacked some till I found the apparent highpoint as shown on the PB site. Took about an hour including the running. I later realized the main entrance off of 8 mile road would put you at a parking lot very close to the HP but then again - I wanted some exercise and i got it. Somehow jogging the trails in my Sperry topsiders without a warm up caused me to pull my hamstring.

It was unseasonably warm again in MI (second trip in 2 weeks this year) with the high around 60 with no breeze even at 5PM. I ran, walked, jogged, hiked until i found it. Some hilly terrain in the back. Most leaves were off trees so was not particularly scenic but that helped when i was bushwhacking from one trail to another.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:270 ft / 81 m
    Extra Gain:80 ft / 24 m
    Round-Trip Distance:5 mi / 8 km
    Route:followed winding trails with GPS
    Trailhead:parking lot near lower entrance  880 ft / 268 m
    Grade/Class:1
    Quality:2 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Bushwhack
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Clear
warm 60F



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