Ascent of Mitchell County High Point on 2017-04-24
|Other People:||Solo Ascent|
Only Party on Mountain
|Date:||Monday, April 24, 2017|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
|Peak:||Mitchell County High Point|
| Elevation:||400 ft / 121 m|
Ascent Trip ReportI approached Mitchell County HP from the north where I got permission from a man to park my car in front of his house. From there it was .57 miles to the highpoint on what seemed like a utility access road. It was easy travel and I covered the distance in just 10 minutes. The highest spot is in a flat area in front of a residence and I noticed an access road coming in from the west that I could have used instead, but the way I came allowed me to take a side trip to the former location of the Greenough Lookout Tower, which I discovered had been removed. I couldn't even find any support anchors like I usually do on highpoints where the lookout towers have been removed, but this spot has a definite mound and you will feel like you actually reached a county highpoint here instead of at the primary location. Before I left I thanked the man who allowed me to park my car on his property and asked him how long ago the lookout tower was removed. He said about 15 years ago.
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| Route Conditions:||Road Hike, Open Country|
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