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Ascent of Temple Hill on 2016-11-17

Climber: William Musser

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Thursday, November 17, 2016
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Temple Hill
    Location:USA-Arkansas
    Elevation:2382 ft / 726 m

Ascent Trip Report

Parked at water tower. Hiked down the roadway WC roadway 38, and started my TH at the intersection with the power easement at approximately elevation 2275. Checked out the relevant candidates to the north between elevation 2360 un-surveyed and point 2372; and then hiked up the roadway to the highest point along the roadway (Pt 2379) which is actually a short bushwhack into tightly spaced trees. On the way back towards my car I hiked the power easement and encountered a hunter in full orange blaze and then decided to shortcut back to the paved road and not disturb him or get shot. He was thankfully a friendly lone hunter obeying all the rules and protocols, I just did not expect to see one only 20 yards off of a paved roadway. The Point south of the cemetery is in some lovely terrain in full fall color. I parked off the WC roadway 4114 and headed upslope hitting some hunter jeep trails. Used them to get near the peak and bushwhack point 2382. Considering that point 2382 is a measured BM and all the other candidate points are appear to be either surveyed BM lower in elevation or in lower ridge lines I am not sure why there is not just one candidate spot for this CHP.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:342 ft / 104 m
    Total Elevation Loss:235 ft / 71 m
    Round-Trip Distance:2.5 mi / 4 km
    Grade/Class:1
    Quality:3 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Open Country, Bushwhack
    Weather:Pleasant, Windy, Clear
65F Windy
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:237 ft / 72 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 107 ft / 33 m; Extra: 130 ft / 39m
    Loss on way in:130 ft / 39 m
    Distance:1.2 mi / 1.9 km
    Route:varied
    Start Trailhead:varied see TR  2275 ft / 693 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:105 ft / 32 m
    Gain on way out:105 ft / 32 m
    Distance:1.3 mi / 2.1 km
Ascent Part of Trip: Tulsa-4

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDateGain
1Kessler Mountain2016-11-17 a580 ft / 177 m
2Temple Hill2016-11-17 b342 ft / 104 m
3Workman Mountain2016-11-17 c80 ft / 24 m
Total Trip Gain: 1002 ft / 305 m    Total Trip Loss: 855 ft / 261 m



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