Ascent of Danley Hill on 2013-12-13

Climber: Dennis Stewart

Date:Friday, December 13, 2013
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Danley Hill
    Elevation:302 ft / 92 m

Ascent Trip Report

As far as I can determine, Danley Hill is the 6th highest named summit in Florida. I actually tried to reach this summit the day before, but it was completely surrounded with a new barbed wire fence and many posted signs. After a bit of searching a found some men who gave me the name of the owner, Kenneth, and said he also owes the Dixie Dandy convenience store located on the east side of the hill. I drove there, but he was not present. I was told he was working on his property, so I drove back to the west side of the hill, where there were several locked gates, but I never found Kenneth. Still highly motivated, I drove back to the convenience store and found the owner who quickly granted me permission to climb Danley Hill. It was turning dark by now, so I said I would climb in the morning and was told that would be okay. The next morning I followed a dirt road for about .5 miles from a locked gate on the west side of the hill where I had left my car. I had to jump a barbed wire fence and one gate during the hike. After crossing the fence, there was some mild bushwhacking for the last 100 yards to a farm road where the highest point seemed to be located with no surrounding views due to the trees. Early during my ascent, I was followed by a herd of about 50 cows. Despite the lack of a summit vista, this was a pleasant hike in the county and I felt lucky to have gotten permission from the owner, since this would have been a very difficult highpoint to do stealth.
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    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Bushwhack

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