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Ascent to Fayette County High Point-Not completed on 2012-11-16

Climber: William Musser

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Friday, November 16, 2012
Ascent Type:Unsuccessful - Turned Back
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Point Reached:Fayette County High Point - Not completed
    Location:USA-Georgia
    Elevation:999 ft / 304 m
    Remaining Elevation:1 ft / 0 m (1% left to go)

Ascent Trip Report

Turning this one "red" since I have no intention of ever coming back and trying to stand on 36 different candidate spots just to claim this one for highpointing purposes. Once a surveyor proves what is the actual HP, I would come back. In the meantime, I selected one candidate point that would give me some excersise (which I value far more than wandering around flat contours with a GPS) and at 7 AM, in the cold morning, set out for some quick excercise and county exploration before attending to my Wetland Delineation Workshop. Of the multiple candidate HPs, I was most compelled in both interest and size of the top countour interval with the triple cluster near the Elementary School and City Hall.

Parked at City Hall investigated all the suspect points then ran down Laurel Court making the ravine my TH then circled around to the dead end, reversed, and headed up to the three HPs. At the cemetery there was a plaque explaining that this cemetery was the site of some 40 or so fallen Confederate Soldiers. I walked around and read the history some. This has to be my 100th Cemetery or gravestone HP!

Enjoyed the experience of the 3 spots and will leave the remaining 33 to the hard core CHPers.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:79 ft / 24 m
    Total Elevation Loss:79 ft / 23 m
    Round-Trip Distance:0.4 mi / 0.6 km
    Grade/Class:1
    Quality:2 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike
    Weather:38 F Cold morning
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:79 ft / 24 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 59 ft / 18 m; Extra: 20 ft / 6m
    Loss on way in:20 ft / 6 m
    Distance:0.3 mi / 0.5 km
    Start Trailhead:City Hall then Laurel Ct LP  940 ft / 286 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:59 ft / 17 m
    Distance:0.1 mi / 0.2 km
    End Trailhead:City Hall then Laurel Ct LP  940 ft / 286 m
Ascent Part of Trip: South Atlanta CHPing

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDateGain
1(Attempt) Fayette County High Point2012-11-16 a79 ft / 24 m
2Coweta County High Point2012-11-16 b190 ft / 58 m
3Andy Mountain2012-11-16 c210 ft / 64 m
4Spalding County High Point2012-11-17 a130 ft / 40 m
Total Trip Gain: 609 ft / 186 m    Total Trip Loss: 229 ft / 70 m



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