Ascent of Oneida County High Point on 2014-05-26

Climber: Gustav Sexauer

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Monday, May 26, 2014
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Oneida County High Point
    Elevation:1800 ft / 548 m

Ascent Trip Report

I sketched a map in Woodruff and hoped I'd be able to get this one with just the coordinates in my navigation GPS receiver. I came south on 17 and turned on the signed Shingle Mill Road. I went 1.7mi and passed the Enterprise Campround and one more chained road just after to the north before turning south on an unmarked road. I went 0.6mi on the dirt and rocks and then parked at a trail intersection. I then hiked south on a trail which dropped elevation and I hiked east straight at the highpoint off trail just south of some pines. I gained the ridge and the coordinates said I was there. The southern point was higher, but I found two spots to visit there. The first was a long rock sticking out of the soil that I made a kairn on. Then I went east on an overgrown road to a second spot in some briars. I had a small view to the SE through the trees. I could also hear the drone of some machine. Maybe a mill or a hydroelectric dam? Then I went back, through the pines this time, down into a sink and through many briars before coming back up to the trail that led to the car. I picked up a number of ticks that I chose to leave around my car rather than to keep.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:150 ft / 45 m
    Total Elevation Loss:150 ft / 45 m
    Round-Trip Distance:1.1 mi / 1.8 km
    Grade/Class:Class 1
    Quality:2 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Unmaintained Trail, Bushwhack
    Weather:Hot, Calm, Partly Cloudy
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:90 ft / 27 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 50 ft / 15 m; Extra: 40 ft / 12m
    Loss on way in:40 ft / 12 m
    Distance:0.5 mi / 0.9 km
    Start Trailhead:1750 ft / 533 m
    Time:15 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:110 ft / 33 m
        Loss Breakdown:Net: 50 ft / 15 m; Extra: 60 ft / 18m
    Gain on way out:60 ft / 18 m
    Distance:0.6 mi / 0.9 km
    End Trailhead:1750 ft / 533 m
    Time:15 Minutes

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