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Ascent of Houston County High Point on 2016-09-13

Climber: Tom Cope

Date:Tuesday, September 13, 2016
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Houston County High Point
    Location:USA-Minnesota
    Elevation:1340 ft / 408 m

Ascent Trip Report

I approached the HP from I-90. At Exit 258, I drove south on MN-76 about 13½ miles (before crossing the Root River); turned left (east) on County Road 9 for about 5 miles; left on Looney Valley Road for a quarter mile; left on Hanson Valley Road for about a mile, and then left on Traff Drive until it dead ends. This route is easy to follow, because all the turns are signed.

Jackie graciously gave me permission to climb to the HP, and pointed out the beginning of the logging road in the trees that, after a left fork, gains the ridge. There is a faint trail easterly up the ridge. I agree with Gustav Sexauer that the high point appears to be next to a tree stump.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:380 ft / 115 m
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:380 ft / 115 m
    Start Trailhead:960 ft / 292 m
Descent Statistics



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