Ascent of Franklin County High Point on 2017-05-08

Climber: Sarah Montgomery

Date:Monday, May 8, 2017
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Franklin County High Point
    Elevation:1640 ft / 499 m

Ascent Trip Report

Went out here on a Monday afternoon after nearby work on a whim. Knocked at the front door and wandered around the buildings looking for someone. Left a nice note explaining my mission and asking permission, then explored up the dirt road in my little volkswagen. I went up about half a mile and parked. You could totally drive almost the entire way in most vehicles but I took it easy since I was alone and driving a new car. Walked the road the rest of the way and roughly followed Greg Slayden's gps tracks to the summit. No sign of a register or anything so I just gridded the area to ensure I tagged the HP and took a few photos.
This is my 11th WA Co. high point.

Saw a rattlesnake and multiple badger dens. One was even big enough to be a coyote den. Watch your footing and be careful!

Hopefully the landowner calls me and I can pass their number along to others.
Summary Total Data
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Open Country

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