Ascent of Mount Christie on 2012-09-27

Climber: William Musser

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Thursday, September 27, 2012
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Mount Christie
    Elevation:1280 ft / 390 m

Ascent Trip Report

Took about 10 minutes to drive up the road and find the pre-determined TH on Davidson Lake Rd. Just before the parking spot coming down one of the hills - off in the distance you can see on top of the hill the large subdivision flag at the gazebo - very impressive. There is still nobody at the guard gate. I arrived and took off running-walking at 5:20PM summitted, took photos and was back at the car by 5:30PM. Winded but satisfied - this is one of the more impressive little county HP peaks in MI.

I chose to open field the mowed terrace to the gazebo and the views to the farms and lake below are quite nice. I found a very steep trail to final top that was very steep and took it for the tiny fraction of of time of feeling like I was actually climbing something. The flag at the gazebo was fluttering around and making some spectacular photo opportunties that I captured then ran back to the car to go to peak number three. A lot to do before sunsets.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:145 ft / 44 m
    Total Elevation Loss:145 ft / 44 m
    Round-Trip Distance:0.8 mi / 1.3 km
    Grade/Class:1 and 2
    Quality:3 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Maintained Trail, Open Country
    Weather:nice cool day
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:145 ft / 44 m
    Distance:0.4 mi / 0.6 km
    Route:Davidson to Saratoga to Gazebo
    Start Trailhead:Davidson Lake Rd. at LP  1135 ft / 345 m
    Time:5 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:145 ft / 44 m
    Distance:0.4 mi / 0.6 km
    End Trailhead:same  1135 ft / 345 m
    Time:5 Minutes
Ascent Part of Trip: Michigan CHP Trip AA

Complete Trip Sequence:
1Grampian Hills2012-09-27 a224 ft / 68 m
2Mount Christie2012-09-27 b145 ft / 44 m
3Mount Holly2012-09-27 c230 ft / 70 m
4Genesee County High Point2012-09-27 d110 ft / 34 m
5Livingston County High Point2012-09-27 e145 ft / 44 m
Total Trip Gain: 854 ft / 260 m    Total Trip Loss: 854 ft / 260 m

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