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Ascent of Greenwood County High Point on 2012-12-23

Climber: Tom Layton

Date:Sunday, December 23, 2012
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Greenwood County High Point
    Location:USA-South Carolina
    Elevation:730 ft / 222 m

Ascent Trip Report

The sprawling Clendenin Lumber mill has obliterated two of the four 730-foot contours. According to the satellite photos, it appears that one is under the main building and the other in a storage area. No doubt, both have been leveled. The lumber yard is gated and posted--visitors allowed on weekdays, but I was here on a Sunday. It might be an interesting place to visit, but don't expect to discern a natural contour among the muddy ruts and mounds of sawdust.

The other two areas along the power lines are easy walks from Cal Robinson Drive. Be careful during hunting season--there is a deerstand atop the southeastern point (Area 4 on cohp.org). My vote is for the other hill nearer the houses (cohp Area 3), where the fenced dogs still howl.

My 113th COHP and 13th in SC.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:30 ft / 9 m
    Round-Trip Distance:0.6 mi / 1 km
    Trailhead:Cal Robinson Drive  700 ft / 213 m
    Route Conditions:
Open Country



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