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Ascent of Alexander Springs High Point on 2008-02-10

Climber: William Musser

Others in Party:Daniel Musser
Date:Sunday, February 10, 2008
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Alexander Springs High Point
    Location:USA-Florida
    Elevation:55 ft / 16 m

Ascent Trip Report

Took son on his first backpacking trip and started at the Lake Clearwater State rec area and touched the lake edge and then headed along the FL trail for 2 days and one night and finished at Alexander Springs state recreational area. Swam and then was picked up by Karen by car the next day. Daniel did real fine for his first backpacking. There is not real peak along the FL trail but lots of hilly terrain. We used the Alexander Springs rec area HP as our "summit" destination as a goal.Theoretically there is a couple of places where the closed contour is at least elevation 55 and we touched them all.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:280 ft / 85 m
    Total Elevation Loss:295 ft / 89 m
    Round-Trip Distance:11 mi / 17.7 km
    Grade/Class:1
    Quality:3 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Bushwhack
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:280 ft / 85 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 10 ft / 3 m; Extra: 270 ft / 82m
    Loss on way in:270 ft / 82 m
    Distance:10 mi / 16.1 km
    Route:Florida Trail to Springs
    Start Trailhead:Lake Clearwater at the State rec area  45 ft / 13 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:25 ft / 7 m
    Distance:1 mi / 1.6 km
    End Trailhead:Alexander Springs State Rec   30 ft / 9 m



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