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Ascent of Mount Dora on 2012-04-09

Climber: William Musser

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Monday, April 9, 2012
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Mount Dora
    Location:USA-Florida
    Elevation:180 ft / 54 m

Ascent Trip Report

What better way to end the day?

On Karen's birthday - she was out with the ladies and I was at the clinic in Mt. Dora getting a stress test on the heart. Pleased with my 110/60 starting BP and 51 pulse they had me pound the treadmill like a hamster in a rolling ball and then, off to finally bag the prize of Florida.....the place that everyone jokes is the highest place in Florida............but actually a very charming town and nice place to walk, eat, and hang out by the water.

So tired of people saying to me when I tell them lots of people "highpoint" or peakbag in Florida. They always smirk and give me the same line that makes them laugh with joy for their clever pun, "What is the state highpoint, Mount Dora? Ha ha ha??" So I figured, why not give them what they want? Why not say yes, I have bagged Mt Dora!!

And a beautiful spring day it was for a walk. Parked in a public parking spot went down to the Mt Dora Yacht Club and touched Lake Dora and then meandered my way up to the highpoint off of 11th and back down again. Nice urban walk.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:129 ft / 38 m
    Extra Gain:6 ft / 1 m
    Round-Trip Distance:2.4 mi / 3.9 km
    Route:meandering the streets to 11th St
    Trailhead:Mount Dora Yacht Club  63 ft / 19 m
    Grade/Class:1
    Quality:2 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike
    Weather:spring beautiful before dusk



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