Ascent of Fillmore County High Point on 2012-05-16

Climber: Gustav Sexauer

Others in Party:Artski
----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Wednesday, May 16, 2012
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Motorcycle
Peak:Fillmore County High Point
    Elevation:1400 ft / 426 m

Ascent Trip Report

We rode our motorcycles to the farm house just north of the highpoint. A man was gardening there, and told us that he owned none of the farm fields. The actual owner lives in the next house east on County Highway 14 near its intersection with County Highway 5. However, the man did not think his neighbor would mind, as long as we did not injure ourselves and the treacherous climb through the budding cornfield. We also had to look at the man's cars and talk to him a bit to win him over. From his house we stepped over a barbed wire fence and down the fence line to the four-way field intersection. Tall grass around the fence made it appear higher, but we walked out in the dirt to the two noticeable mounds. The SE point appears higher, but it might be because it has a larger drop off to the south accompanied by great views. Either way, the two points are very close and both can be visited together. I am almost positive that there is no benchmark left in the field. We left the way we came. Don't try this county in high corn as I did a few years ago. You may get lost in the ears and feel your stomach drop with uncertainty of where the highpoint is.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:46 ft / 13 m
    Total Elevation Loss:46 ft / 13 m
    Round-Trip Distance:0.7 mi / 1.2 km
    Grade/Class:Class 1
    Quality:2 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Open Country
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:43 ft / 13 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 40 ft / 12 m; Extra: 3 ft / 0m
    Loss on way in:3 ft / 0 m
    Distance:0.4 mi / 0.6 km
    Start Trailhead:1360 ft / 414 m
    Time:15 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:43 ft / 13 m
        Loss Breakdown:Net: 40 ft / 12 m; Extra: 3 ft / 0m
    Gain on way out:3 ft / 0 m
    Distance:0.3 mi / 0.6 km
    End Trailhead:1360 ft / 414 m
    Time:10 Minutes

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