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Ascent of Florida Caverns State Park High Point on 2016-02-13

Climber: William Musser

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Saturday, February 13, 2016
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Florida Caverns State Park High Point
    Location:USA-Florida
    Elevation:180 ft / 54 m

Ascent Trip Report

Hiked from the campground where we had our 1969 Scotty Serro camper parked and hiked all around the blue hole sinkhole and then up to the hill above the horse riding area to the west then over and down the yellow blazed fence trail and then along the fish hatchery, and then back down the trails to the paved road and up to the entrance gate and then bushwhacked up to the gold course (it was still early morning and no golfers) and tagged the HP. Along the way I meandered up several hills for the extra exercise but my wife picked me up by car before I made it all the way back to the camp and off to go get groceries in town. There is no fence between the course and the woods between the paved road so it is easy to slip up and tag the peak and then get back to hiking in the woods.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:505 ft / 153 m
    Total Elevation Loss:400 ft / 121 m
    Round-Trip Distance:7.5 mi / 12.1 km
    Grade/Class:1
    Quality:3 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Bushwhack
    Weather:Cold, Breezy
34F
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:350 ft / 106 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 105 ft / 32 m; Extra: 245 ft / 74m
    Loss on way in:245 ft / 74 m
    Distance:4.8 mi / 7.7 km
    Route:varied see TR
    Start Trailhead:Blue Hole Sink   75 ft / 22 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:155 ft / 47 m
    Gain on way out:155 ft / 47 m
    Distance:2.7 mi / 4.3 km
    End Trailhead:Campground  
Ascent Part of Trip: FL Caverns

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDateGain
1Bat Bluff2016-02-12 a47 ft / 14 m
1Florida Caverns State Park High Point2016-02-13 a505 ft / 154 m
2Florida Cavern Limestone Bluff2016-02-13 b495 ft / 151 m
3Geneva County High Point2016-02-13 c68 ft / 21 m
Total Trip Gain: 1115 ft / 340 m    Total Trip Loss: 856 ft / 261 m



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