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Ascent of Poverty Point on 2016-03-01

Climber: Dave Covill

Others in Party:Beckie Covill
Date:Tuesday, March 1, 2016
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Poverty Point
    Location:USA-Louisiana
    Elevation:100 ft / 30 m

Ascent Trip Report

Poverty Point Nat Mon
Flat high ground along faint mound ridges, or top of highest large mound “A”
3/1/16
Beckie & Dave Covill

Cool place. Easy to find. Park in Viz Ctr lot, which is open 9-5 362 days a year. $4 pp to visit, but they do take the NPS pass!!!! Sweet.

Walk out and across paved hwy to grassy meadow, meander to find highest pseudo-natural ground. All has been re-worked over the past thousand years….. Then, walk up the trail to the W about 1/8 mile to top of largest mound. 165’ high, about 75’ higher than flat ground below. Pretty nice view of….. nothing but flat bayou country…. ;)

Good VC, do the movie thing. If time permits, walk N to other mounds.
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