Ascent of Barrett Hill on 2018-03-11

Climber: Ben Lostracco

Others in Party:supported by Rose
----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Sunday, March 11, 2018
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Barrett Hill
    Elevation:660 ft / 201 m

Ascent Trip Report

Road walk eastbound ..... 1.75 miles, 150' gain, 45 minutes RT.

Ken Oeser's TR is still good, it got us there OK, however ground conditions asked us to enter an update - most of the road is now in bad shape, heavily rutted and not driveable with our Dodge Caravan, high clearance only.

From JCT Hwy431/Barrett Hill Road we drove east on the paved Barrett Hill Road for 2 miles to a right turn onto unsigned King road (rough gravel), .4 miles south the main road climbs/makes a right bend and continues west to large chicken(?) farm buildings. The satellite shows King making a left bend here - its too rough, not driveable and not used.
At the top of the bend a lesser road heads east (opposite direction as the main road I was on). This JCT is our recommended safe TH (37.53539,-87.07542).

I walked the lesser road (dirt) eastbound for .6 miles to a fork (on-route the road makes a right and left bends, a tall Communication Tower is at the second bend). I stayed left at the fork and continued/climbed northeast 300yds to the obvious AREA 1 (old foundations in the area).
I checked out AREA 2 (also with old foundations) and found it to be 5-6 feet lower in elevation than Area 1 - it need not be visited.

We would end the day visiting to 4 other KY COHPs (all requiring little effort), for an unusually-long/not-to-our-liking day (especially for Rose).

Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:150 ft / 45 m
    Round-Trip Distance:1.7 mi / 2.8 km
    Route:road hike eb from king road
    Trailhead:King Road  510 ft / 155 m
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Open Country

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