Ascent of Holmes County High Point on 2011-02-04

Climber: Ben Lostracco

Others in Party:supported by Rose
Date:Friday, February 4, 2011
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Holmes County High Point
    Elevation:323 ft / 98 m

Ascent Trip Report

I used Fred Lobdell's TR of 1999 for directions to the 2 candidate Areas, my purpose here is to update/complement his report according to totady's conditions on the ground.

AREA 1 (PB's main candidate) ...... woods track off of Hummingbird Lane ..... .3 miles, 15 minute RT.
From DeFuniak Springs drive 83 north 7.8 miles to a right turn on 185, then 7.5 miles to a road crossing .... right is Padgett Farm Road (you'll take it later to go to Area 2), left is Hummingbird lane.
Take a left on Hummingbird and travel west .7 miles to a dirt road on the right (if you come to a house on the left, you've gone 100 yards too far), Turn right and gingerly travel .4 miles to a wood track intersection (take care going over the water bars with a passenger car, I had no problems). Park the car at this intersection, this is the TH, Highpoint is west on the woods track.
Walk west on the good wood track to a height-of-land at 250 yards and a track crossing, the County Line gate that Fred refers-to is 40 yards beyond.
I chose (difficult) my highground on the track to the right, go north 40 feet to a big tree on the left, I tied an orange flag tape to it, my GPS read 30.90682, 86.03555.

AREA 2 ..... .4 miles, 15 minute RT.
Return to 185, cross straight to Padgett Farm Road and travel southwest (stay straight at stop sign) for 1.1 miles to where the road curves west and Sug Road is on the left (this is the County Line - if you stay on Padgett it is .4 miles to 185). Turn left on Sug and park the car at .2 miles, this is the TH, a large open grass field and the highground can be seen to the left (east). My GPS at the parking spot read 30.88506, 86.03590.
Walk east across the field 300 yards to the open highground and pick your spot, mine was at 30.88544, 86.03339.

From here we moved on to Oak Hill in Washington County.

Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:63 ft / 19 m
    Round-Trip Distance:1.2 mi / 2 km
    Route:woods track off of hummingbird lane
    Trailhead:south of leonia, hwy 185  260 ft / 79 m
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Open Country

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