Ascent of Richmond County High Point on 2013-11-10

Climber: Tom Layton

Date:Sunday, November 10, 2013
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Richmond County High Point
    Location:USA-North Carolina
    Elevation:620 ft / 188 m

Ascent Trip Report

The Parsons cemetery is such a pretty hilltop that I wanted it to be the HP, and I appreciate Fred Lobdell's logic in declaring it so. However, the Richmond County GIS map ( shows a spot elevation of 625 at the cemetery vs. 630 in the town of Norman. The highest ground I could find in Norman is north-northeast of Norman Methodist Church, which is on West Moore Street west of McLeon Ave/US220 Business.

A little further north, the 620 spot on Cemetery Road is a liner that can almost certainly be ruled out.

This was my 122nd COHP and 45th in NC.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:20 ft / 6 m
    Quality:2 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:20 ft / 6 m
    Distance:0.1 mi / 0.2 km
    Start Trailhead:600 ft / 182 m
Descent Statistics

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