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Ascent of Mount Christie on 2017-05-14

Climber: Dennis Stewart

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Sunday, May 14, 2017
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mount Christie
    Location:USA-Michigan
    Elevation:1280 ft / 390 m

Ascent Trip Report

I arrived at the entrance to an upscale housing community with an unmanned security building southeast of Mount Christie, but no posted signs. From here my GPS indicated I was only .13 miles from the summit, so I parked my car on the other side of the road and started my climb. It only took 3 minutes to reach the top, which was not at all like the description I read on one trip report. It was just a clear, flat area and there were no tennis courts nor gazebo. The highest point seemed to be a large rock on the southeast side of the summit, but it looked like it had been placed there. The view to the south and east were some of the best I have experienced from any Michigan county highpoint, but I imagine someday there will be a house built right on this spot.
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    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Unmaintained Trail, Open Country



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