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Ascent of Branch County High Point on 2016-04-15

Climber: William Musser

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Friday, April 15, 2016
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Branch County High Point
    Location:USA-Michigan
    Elevation:1130 ft / 344 m

Ascent Trip Report

Another easy corn field. I parked along Copeland Road. I made sure I could start at elevation 1060 to get some hike out of this little CHP. I walked up Copeland and passed the one house. Nobody home and the corn field was vacant and harvested - only tracks and some dead residual plant material. It was a bit chilly and sun was just coming up, so I walked out and tagged the very obvious HP and headed back down to the car. Easy no fuss and no other candidates for once.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:100 ft / 29 m
    Total Elevation Loss:30 ft / 8 m
    Round-Trip Distance:1 mi / 1.6 km
    Grade/Class:1
    Quality:2 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Open Country
    Weather:Cool, Clear
37F
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:85 ft / 25 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 70 ft / 21 m; Extra: 15 ft / 4m
    Loss on way in:15 ft / 4 m
    Distance:0.5 mi / 0.8 km
    Route:Roadway to corn field bushwack
    Start Trailhead:Lowpoint on Copeland  1060 ft / 323 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:15 ft / 4 m
    Gain on way out:15 ft / 4 m
    Distance:0.5 mi / 0.8 km
Ascent Part of Trip: MI Trip#7

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDateGain
1Branch County High Point2016-04-15 a100 ft / 30 m
2Williams County High Point2016-04-15 b90 ft / 27 m
3IN-MI-OH Tri-Point2016-04-15 c 
4Steuben County High Point2016-04-15 d235 ft / 72 m
7Pokagon State Park High Point2016-04-15 f455 ft / 139 m
8Hells Point Beechwood Nature Preserve High Point2016-04-15 g458 ft / 140 m
Total Trip Gain: 1338 ft / 408 m    Total Trip Loss: 1098 ft / 335 m



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