Ascent of Dakota County High Point on 2015-10-14

Climber: Gustav Sexauer

Others in Party:Dick Ellsworth
----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Wednesday, October 14, 2015
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:4x4 Vehicle
Peak:Dakota County High Point
    Elevation:1520 ft / 463 m

Ascent Trip Report

We tried the nearby house for permission to access the field where the two contenders were. The people in the ranch house on the west side of the road told us to go to ask the people harvesting on Nebraska 9 that we had just driven by. The older gentleman watching the operation from his pickup said that he owned the field and that we could go to the highpoint. We drove back over and to the southern point. I wanted to get some kind of a hike out of it, so I ran to the other point while Dick drove over. As is typical in Nebraska, the land slowly dropped to the east, so that was where the best view was.

I assessed LiDAR data for this county and here were the results. Numbering comes from Trip Report pages on

Dakota County: Sixteen Areas 1520’+
Area 1: 1525.50’
N42.30664 W96.72615
Area 2: 1536.85’ - Winner
N42.29982 W96.72093 or
N42.30246 W96.72389
Area 3: 1522.57’
N42.29373 W96.71157
Area 4: 1530.56’
N42.29110 W96.713388
Area 5: Below 1520’
Area 6: 1527.76’
N42.28848 W96.71035
Area 7: 1523.51’
N42.27877 W96.69591
Area 8: 1520.39’
N42.28968 W96.68319
Area 9: 1522.73’
N42.27807 W96.69923
Area 10: 1532.34’
N42.29269 W96.71944
Area 11: 1527.34’
N42.28871 W96.72623
Area 12: 1522.41’
N42.35431 W96.71770
Area 13: 1522.30’
N42.35669 W96.71213
Area 14: 1523.28’
N42.35912 W96.72182
Area 15: 1527.87’
N42.36147 W96.72463
Area 16: 1525.56’
N42.36443 W96.72496
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:10 ft / 3 m
    Total Elevation Loss:10 ft / 3 m
    Round-Trip Distance:0.3 mi / 0.4 km
    Grade/Class:Class 1
    Quality:1 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Open Country
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Distance:0 mi / 0 km
    Start Trailhead:Field  1520 ft / 463 m
    Time:1 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:10 ft / 3 m
    Gain on way out:10 ft / 3 m
    Distance:0.2 mi / 0.4 km
    End Trailhead:Field  1520 ft / 463 m
    Time:4 Minutes

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