Ascent of Britton Hill on 2021-01-17
|Date:||Sunday, January 17, 2021|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Motorized Transport to Trailhead:||Car|
| Elevation:||345 ft / 105 m|
Ascent Trip ReportJust bought the 1999 Z3 after driving out to Florida one way in a rental. I stayed the night near Tallahassee and threw back the top in the morning when it was still freezing. I totally blew out the rear window. Fixed with tape in Defuniak Springs, which put me WAY behind schedule to get to Abilene that night. I got to Lakewood Park at around 11:20 AM. Few People where in the parking lot.
In order to meet my prominence requirement, I ran back down the highway until my elevation was below 300 ft. I then ran to the summit marker and wandered around the park making sure to tag the high point.
I talked to a couple in an older Honda who were also on a roadtrip about cars for a few minutes and then headed towards Alabama. I didn't make it to Abiline and had to cancel my reservation and stay in Dallas. I think I rolled into Dallas around 10 pm after driving through all of Louisiana at night at having more schnanigaze than I really need at a gas station in Monroe.
|Summary Total Data|
| Total Elevation Gain:||50 ft / 15 m|
| Round-Trip Distance:||1 mi / 1.6 km|
| Route:||HWY 285|
| Trailhead:||about half a mile down HWY 285 295 ft / 89 m|
| Grade/Class:||Class 1|
| Quality:||1 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)|
| Route Conditions:||Road Hike, Maintained Trail|
| Weather:||Pleasant, Calm, Partly Cloudy|
| Time:||8 Minutes|
| Time:||10 Minutes|
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