Ascent of Britton Hill on 2014-04-04

Climber: Morris Zwick

Date:Friday, April 4, 2014
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Britton Hill
    Elevation:345 ft / 105 m

Ascent Trip Report

Made the stop at Lakewood Park on the way to Tuscaloosa. The park, which is where the high point is located, is probably less than a mile from the Alabama/Florida state line. It is a small park with picnic shelters, restroom and a parking area. Based on what folks have written in the peak log, it sounds like they have had some issues with sexual predators, so if you are a woman you may not want to go to the park alone (and certainly not after sunset) although it did not seem very threatening to me.

I counted 52 footsteps from my car to the actual marker, and I guessed a foot of elevation change but it could have been less! The log and a display of information from the High Pointers organization are on the restroom building wall. One of the newsletters even has a photo of snow on the ground at this park, which I suppose is a pretty rare occasion.

It was overcast, but the clouds did not affect the view since they were several thousand feet up :-)
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:1 ft / 0 m
    Trailhead:Parking lot  344 ft / 104 m
    Quality:1 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Overcast
Ascent Statistics
    Time:1 Minutes

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