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Ascent of Columbia County High Point on 2018-01-11

Climber: Ben Lostracco

Others in Party:supported by Rose
----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Thursday, January 11, 2018
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Columbia County High Point
    Location:USA-Arkansas
    Elevation:430 ft / 131 m

Ascent Trip Report

A dirt track with a whack .... 1 mile, 36 minute RT.

I had trouble with Hans Haustein's TR, couldn't follow/understand-it. This is a very easy county.

We found our way to the JCT of Columbia Road 62/117 and drove north on 117 for .45 miles to a dirt road on both sides of the road, we parked on the left side. This was our TH (33.41255,-93.24020), both sides of the road are posted. The HP is to the east.

I walked the dirt road east .3 miles to a Hunter's Stand at a N-S fence line (both sides of the fence line have a grass track), I turned left (north) and went 100 yds to the crest of the ridge, then stepped over the broken fence line on the right and continued/bushwhacked northeast 120+ yds to the HP. Nothing obvious, the woods have fairly dense underbrush, however like any whack there is always a way. I had to stomp-around-some in order to ensure my HP.

"COLUMBIA COUNTY WAS FORMED IN 1852 AND NAMED AFTER THE EXPLORER CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS. AS OF 2010 CENSUS ITS POPULATION WAS 24552,AND ITS COUNTY SEAT AT MAGNOLIA. COLUMBIA AND UNION COUNTIES ARE HOME TO THE LARGEST BROMINE RESERVE IN THE UNITED STATES."
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:70 ft / 21 m
    Round-Trip Distance:0.9 mi / 1.5 km
    Route:track/whack eb from columbia rd 117
    Trailhead:columbia road 117  360 ft / 109 m
    Route Conditions:
Unmaintained Trail, Bushwhack



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