Ascent of Chatham County High Point on 2016-01-31

Climber: William Musser

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Sunday, January 31, 2016
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Chatham County High Point
    Elevation:50 ft / 15 m

Ascent Trip Report

More of a railroad grade hike. Parked at Bonnybridge Road and then hiked east to find the lowest contour I could by the swamp land then hiked backed past the car and across SR 21 and up to the railroad grade then up the hill until I realized, I was on the wrong rail grade. Went back and climbed up the steep earth embankment of the other grade that crosses over the SR 21 and the parallel tracks and then jogged along the higher grade having to go up and down the grade a few times to stay off the heavy rock rubble that was hard on the ankles in docksiders. Then I scooted down into the woods onto the WWTP site and found a gate wide open and no issues exploring all around the site. Then climbed back up to the higher railroad grade and back and down the embankment a few times ducking in the woods and back to the car.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:97 ft / 29 m
    Total Elevation Loss:55 ft / 16 m
    Round-Trip Distance:2.4 mi / 3.9 km
    Quality:2 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Open Country, Bushwhack
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:77 ft / 23 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 42 ft / 13 m; Extra: 35 ft / 10m
    Loss on way in:35 ft / 10 m
    Distance:1.9 mi / 3.1 km
    Route:roads to railroads to open country
    Start Trailhead:see TR  8 ft / 2 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:20 ft / 6 m
    Gain on way out:20 ft / 6 m
    Distance:0.5 mi / 0.8 km

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