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Ascent of Mitchell County High Point on 2015-11-09

Climber: Gustav Sexauer

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Monday, November 9, 2015
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Mitchell County High Point
    Location:USA-Iowa
    Elevation:1400 ft / 426 m

Ascent Trip Report

I drove in to Iowa on Addison Avenue and stopped at the house at the intersection with 25th St. No one was home but there was a man working on his manure spreading equipment just south of there so I went and waved him down. He said it was not problem for me to walk out into the field. Thankfully he hadn't gotten to drive over the highpoint as of yet. He also called up his neighbor who owned Howard County's highpoint and gave him the heads up that I would be over there next. I went and parked back at the house, then went into the field on the north end of the yard. I walked SW towards the top, crossing one field boundary. The high ground wasn't super obvious, but I did my best. LiDAR results follow:

Mitchell County: One Area 1400’+
Area 1: 1407.15’ about 20cm pixel jump
N43.48203 W92.55671
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:20 ft / 6 m
    Total Elevation Loss:20 ft / 6 m
    Round-Trip Distance:0.9 mi / 1.4 km
    Grade/Class:Class 1
    Quality:1 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Open Country
    Weather:Cool, Breezy, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:10 ft / 3 m
    Loss on way in:10 ft / 3 m
    Distance:0.5 mi / 0.7 km
    Start Trailhead:1400 ft / 426 m
    Time:12 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:10 ft / 3 m
    Gain on way out:10 ft / 3 m
    Distance:0.4 mi / 0.7 km
    End Trailhead:1400 ft / 426 m
    Time:8 Minutes



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