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Ascent of Cumberland County High Point on 2017-03-20

Climber: Ben Lostracco

Others in Party:Rose
----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Monday, March 20, 2017
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Cumberland County High Point
    Location:USA-Kentucky/Tennessee
    Elevation:1120 ft / 341 m

Ascent Trip Report

xcountry/woods track sb .... .5 mile, 40' gain, 20 minutes RT.

From JCT Hwy#61/Ashlock Road just north of TN/KY State Line we drove W on Ashlock for .6 miles to the crest of the road and parked at a lone gate on the left, (???) no fencing.

I walked the grass field S 75 yds to the woods, where just inside a woods track took me another 200 yds to a E-W fence line with an odd/mobile/rickety ladder fence stile. The high ground is to the left (E), but not sure if the fence line is "the" KY/TN State Line. So I stomped both sides of the fence line to my satisfaction. There are 2 fence lines to deal with.

"CUMBERLAND COUNTY WAS FORMED IN 1798 AND NAMED FOR THE CUMBERLAND RIVER, WHICH IN TURN WAS NAMED FOR THE CUMBERLAND RIVER WHICH MAY HAVE BEEN NAMED AFTER THE DUKE OF CUMBERLAND OR THE ENGLISH COUNTY OF CUMBERLAND. AS OF THE 2010 CENSUS ITS POPULATION WAS 6,856 WITH ITS COUNTY SEAT AS BURKESVILLE.
IN 1829 THE FIRST OIL WELL IN THE UNITED STATES WAS DUG 3 MILES NORTH OF BURKESVILLE, IT IS THE FIRST COUNTY IN THE UNITED STATES TO ELECT A FEMALE SHERIFF PEARL CARTER PACE.
THE COUNTY WAS A DRY COUNTY UNTIL JUNE 2016 - SALE OF ALCOHOL IS NOW LEGAL."
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:40 ft / 12 m
    Round-Trip Distance:0.5 mi / 0.8 km
    Route:xcountry/track sb from ashlock rd.
    Trailhead:Ashlock Road  1080 ft / 329 m
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Open Country



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