Ascent of Parry Sound High Point on 2012-08-17

Climber: Ben Lostracco

Others in Party:supported by Rose
Date:Friday, August 17, 2012
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Parry Sound High Point
    Elevation:1745 ft / 531 m

Ascent Trip Report

An easy woods road/bushwack .... 5.4km, 1h25 hours RT.

This is our 4th day of our 10 day COHPing trip (plus misc. peaks) to Central Ontario.

After overnighting in a Huntsville area campground we traveled north on Hwy 11 to exit 276 (Sundridge). We zeroed our odo.
00.0km -- from the exit we drove east on old Hwy 11, through the village of Sundridge.
03.1km -- right on Union Street.
03.4km -- left on Forest Lake Road.
12.1km -- right on Paisley Road (after 5km roads become dirt/gravel). After traveling 3.2km on Paisley we stayed left at a junction and a short distance later we saw a small bear running down the road on two different occasions.
23.1km -- arrived at a woods road on the right and parked the van, this was our TH

The Google Satellite map clearly shows the route I describe here. From the TH I walked/climbed the woods road generally southbound for about 1.5km to a locked gate. then for another .7km where the road descends/crosses a boggy area before arriving at a a second height-of-land, my GPS 45.81475,-79.16400. The HP is a bushwack to the right (west) of about .5km.

I turned right (west) and bushwacked in nice/open mostly deciduous woods with spots of some undergrowth, directly to the obvious summit area ...... I chose my spot at GPS 45.81474,-79.16863, I added orange tape to a tree and built a small cairn at my spot.

The plan was to take a short detour and bag Peak 546 on the way back to our Huntsville campsite, car trouble however changed our plans. We ended up driving down to the Dodge dealer in Bracebridge ...... had to get a full tune (spark plug/cables/etc) at a cost of $541.86. Hopefully this will solve our problem.

"YOU OBSERVE A LOT BY WATCHING." ........ Berraism
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:554 ft / 167 m
    Extra Gain:49 ft / 14 m
    Round-Trip Distance:3.4 mi / 5.4 km
    Route:woods road/bushwack from paisley road
    Trailhead:paisley road  1289 ft / 392 m
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Bushwhack
Ascent Statistics
    Time:40 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Time:30 Minutes

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