Ascent of Benton County High Point on 2014-11-10

Climber: Dennis Stewart

Others in Party:Marshall Stewart -- Trip Report or GPS Track
Date:Monday, November 10, 2014
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Benton County High Point
    Elevation:915 ft / 278 m

Ascent Trip Report

It is not possible to visit the highpoints of Benton County during the growing season, since three of the candidates are located in a crop field. The best way to visit these highpoints is to ask permission at the home located there. My son, Marshall, and I found an extremely friendly lady who was happy to let us park and hike to all 4 county highpoint locations. In my opinion, the highest point is either the west area or the area with the 915 feet spot elevation. It is difficult to tell. I placed my GPS on the ground at each location and collected the following range of elevation readings: South Area - 915-920 feet, West Area - 923-925 feet, Spot Elevation - 925-928 feet and North Area - 930-933 feet. I was surprised that the north area recorded the highest elevation. It sure didn't look the highest, but it is the easiest spot to visit; just a few dozen feet north of the driveway to the farm house. The area is surrounded by many huge wind generators and they were definitely producing a lot of electricity when we were there. It was a very windy day.
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    Route Conditions:
Open Country

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