Ascent of Thrill Hill on 2016-03-13

Climber: William Musser

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Sunday, March 13, 2016
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Thrill Hill
    Elevation:185 ft / 56 m

Ascent Trip Report

Interesting area. A very steep road with a fun name "Thrill Hill Road" friends of ours said have you highpointed the thrill hill area? and thought well no - why not? The road makes a very steep dip into a large sinkhole feature where we parked. To the east the City of Mount Dora owns a fenced off reservoir that I did not go trespass in but reached near the lowest contour in the basin to run up the mighty thrill hill.The road is busy but there is a lot of R/W to avoid getting hit. There are actually three candidate points that mark the top of this Lake County feature. The largest closed contour has a private home that is not gated, then there is another candidate peak actually on CR 44A. The other small candidate has a private home on it. Along the way the road meanders up and down a bit if you like hills.
Nobody was home at the residence. The hill in the road is easy. Who knows whcih is actually taller?

My wife picked me up in the car so I did not have to go all the way back to the reservoir. Thrill Hill is conquered. It was interesting I suppose for those stuck hiking in FL but I can not say I was "thrilled"

Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:183 ft / 55 m
    Total Elevation Loss:70 ft / 21 m
    Round-Trip Distance:1.8 mi / 2.9 km
    Grade/Class:1 and 1+
    Quality:2 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Bushwhack
70F beautiful spring day
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:173 ft / 52 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 113 ft / 35 m; Extra: 60 ft / 18m
    Loss on way in:60 ft / 18 m
    Distance:1.3 mi / 2.1 km
    Route:Thrill Hill Road
    Start Trailhead:Bottom of sink dpression near City reservoir off o  72 ft / 21 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:10 ft / 3 m
    Gain on way out:10 ft / 3 m
    Distance:0.5 mi / 0.8 km

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