Ascent of Sugarloaf Mountain on 2012-07-17

Climber: William Musser

Date:Tuesday, July 17, 2012
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Sugarloaf Mountain
    Elevation:310 ft / 94 m

Ascent Trip Report

Finished my stress test at the cardiologist and was looking good. Dr said I was in good shape keep on walking and hiking. So I treated myself to another walk up from Lake Dora up to the Mount Dora City HP and then drove over to Sugarloaf Mountain (30 minutes away) which is the only hill feature in FL that has any real prominence and views out of character for FL so it is worth doing a second time.

My first visit was a drive up; so today I parked at the base of the topographic depression feature and walked up as fast as I could and shared the road with the bikers that train on the great hill and ran back down it. Ben L's report gives the details of the family that claim the technically highest spot (on private property) and the tower and the ridge that runs through this highpoint can be visited on the tower site without trespassing.

So, between the two "hikes" together, I figured out how to get 4 miles and 300 vertical feet walk in - which is very hard to do in this ridiculously flat boring state!
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:213 ft / 64 m
    Total Elevation Loss:213 ft / 64 m
    Round-Trip Distance:1.3 mi / 2.1 km
    Quality:3 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:213 ft / 64 m
    Distance:0.7 mi / 1.1 km
    Start Trailhead:Depression in Sugarloaf Mtn Rd  97 ft / 29 m
    Time:8 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:213 ft / 64 m
    Distance:0.6 mi / 1 km
    End Trailhead:same  97 ft / 29 m
    Time:6 Minutes

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