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Ascent of Butler County High Point on 2013-03-08

Climber: Walter Blume

Others in Party:Paul B
----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Friday, March 8, 2013
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Butler County High Point
    Location:USA-Missouri
    Elevation:769 ft / 234 m

Ascent Trip Report

This turned into an interesting walk along a road. I was hiking the Victory section of the Ozark trail as a two day backpack trip with another friend and noted that our camping spot was near the Butler county highpoint, so we decided to walk up there in the evening. As soon as we crossed onto the road from the campsite a couple of dogs came running up sounding the alarm from the nearest house. The owner came out yelling at his dogs, and after I greeted him with a hello, I noted that he had his handgun out, ready for action. Fortunately, he wasn't pointing it at us. The next neighbor up the road was a bit more friendly, asking if our car had broken down. I guess not too many people walk the road out there. Along the way to the highpoint there is also a pottery art center, with friendlier dogs.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:1656 ft / 504 m
    Total Elevation Loss:1682 ft / 512 m
    Round-Trip Distance:13.5 mi / 21.6 km
    Quality:3 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Maintained Trail, Stream Ford
    Gear Used:
Tent Camp
    Nights Spent:1 nights away from roads
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:1656 ft / 504 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 156 ft / 48 m; Extra: 1500 ft / 457m
    Loss on way in:1500 ft / 457 m
    Distance:11.5 mi / 18.4 km
    Route:Victory section, road
    Start Trailhead:Western TH - Ozark Trail  613 ft / 186 m
    Time:6 Hours 53 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:182 ft / 55 m
    Distance:2 mi / 3.2 km
    Route:road
    End Trailhead:Brushy Arbor TH  587 ft / 178 m
    Time:40 Minutes
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip


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