Ascent of Lake Louisa State Park High Point on 2008-12-28

Climber: William Musser

Others in Party:Karen Musser
----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Sunday, December 28, 2008
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Lake Louisa State Park High Point
    Elevation:185 ft / 56 m

Ascent Trip Report

Karen's first backpacking trip to prepare her for the AT in Maine and trying out her new boots. Made the Trailhead Dixie Lake next to the parking lot at Dixie Lot TH Spent night in primitive camping area called Pine Grove Primitive. Lots of woods of different elevations and habitat and some vacant orange groves. 13 miles hiked in 2 days total with backpacks. 396 of vertical total with all the hiking. Got HP of state park too along roadway coming in.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:396 ft / 120 m
    Total Elevation Loss:391 ft / 118 m
    Round-Trip Distance:13 mi / 20.9 km
    Quality:3 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Bushwhack
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:166 ft / 50 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 76 ft / 23 m; Extra: 90 ft / 27m
    Loss on way in:90 ft / 27 m
    Distance:3 mi / 4.8 km
    Route:figure 8 through entire park
    Start Trailhead:Dixie Lake Parking down to Dixie lake at 109  109 ft / 33 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:301 ft / 91 m
        Loss Breakdown:Net: 71 ft / 22 m; Extra: 230 ft / 70m
    Gain on way out:230 ft / 70 m
    Distance:10 mi / 16.1 km
    Route:figure 8 through many trails
    End Trailhead:same  114 ft / 34 m

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