Ascent of Saint Martin Parish High Point on 2017-12-22
|Other People:||Solo Ascent|
Only Party on Mountain
|Date:||Friday, December 22, 2017|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
|Peak:||Saint Martin Parish High Point|
| Elevation:||40 ft / 12 m|
Ascent Trip ReportVisited Area 4 this afternoon. (See my previous entry from 2017-10-28 documenting my visit to the Main Summit and Areas 2 and 3 for this CoHP.) Area 4 is on an elevated landform that is approximately 50 ft in elevation and likely higher than the previously visited Areas 1-3. The landform appears as an earthen mound a few hundred feet across that is easily discernible while driving Whiskey Bay Road, as the road cuts through a portion of it. I am not totally convinced this is a natural landform, especially considering there are a number of these "pimples" somewhat evenly spaced and paralleling the road/river for a considerable distance (perhaps old dredge deposits?) but for the sake of the CoHP I came out to set foot on the biggest "pimple".
Parked along road and then had an easy couple hundred feet trek in searching for the highest point. A few camps are across the road but no one came out to check. HP of Area 4 is roughly at Lat: 30.39997, Long: -091.67361. There's a small excavated depression a few feet across in the center near these coords. Land is signed as belonging to the US Army Corps of Engineers, while one referenced map shows this area is within the bounds of the Sherburne State Wildlife Management Area and another map shows it is within the Atchafalaya NWR. So I'm certain its public land but I'm unsure of whether the USACE signs are current or whether the property has since been absorbed by either the state WMA or federal NWR. At any rate, I'm happy to update the status of this peak to SUCCESSFUL ASCENT after visiting this 4th and final candidate.
|Summary Total Data|
| Round-Trip Distance:||0.1 mi / 0.2 km|
| Route:||Woods Hike|
| Trailhead:||LA 975 40 ft / 12 m|
| Route Conditions:||Bushwhack|
| Time:||5 Minutes|
| Time:||5 Minutes|
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