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Ascent of Lake Heyburn State Park High Point on 2015-11-11

Climber: William Musser

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Wednesday, November 11, 2015
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Lake Heyburn State Park High Point
    Location:USA-Oklahoma
    Elevation:864 ft / 263 m

Ascent Trip Report

Arrived late. Temperature dropping fast. Cold front will drop it from a 75 high to a 35 low tonight. Sun was near setting to drove in and parked at main parking area before the pay gate. Nobody at the pay gate so I ran out and jogged towards the lake and found a marked yellow blaze trail and took it down to where I could easily bushwhack to the lake edge. It is a nice fine large lake. I then made that my TH and jogged up and past the car and all the way to the state park highpoint which is actually just before the intersection of the entrance road with West 141st ST South. I may have to come back and regain this Highpoint by jogging/hiking the west portion of this roadway as it has some wonderful hills and nice woodlands alongside. I saw a young woman jogging the hills up to the park and it looked fun. But I was out of time and had explored briefly this state park and was off to the hotel. More trees coming down in the winds. Block the road I would guess they were 20 to 30 mph sustained with gusts up to 50.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:152 ft / 46 m
    Total Elevation Loss:50 ft / 15 m
    Round-Trip Distance:1.3 mi / 2.1 km
    Grade/Class:1
    Quality:2 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Bushwhack
    Weather:Cool, Very Windy, Clear
64F and cold wind
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:142 ft / 43 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 102 ft / 31 m; Extra: 40 ft / 12m
    Loss on way in:40 ft / 12 m
    Distance:0.7 mi / 1.1 km
    Route:yellow trail to roadway to intersection
    Start Trailhead:edge of Lake Heyburn  762 ft / 232 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:10 ft / 3 m
    Gain on way out:10 ft / 3 m
    Distance:0.6 mi / 1 km
Ascent Part of Trip: Tulsa--3

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDateGain
1Turkey Mountain2015-11-11 a790 ft / 241 m
2Okfuskee County High Point2015-11-11 b200 ft / 61 m
3Lake Heyburn State Park High Point2015-11-11 c152 ft / 46 m
4Turkey Mountain2015-11-13860 ft / 262 m
Total Trip Gain: 2002 ft / 610 m    Total Trip Loss: 1220 ft / 371 m



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