Kern County Highpoint Trip Report
Date: July 23, 2008
We surveyed from the summit of Mount Piños to the high rocks under the trees and
the elevation there we come up with is 8815.4 feet, subtracted from 8831.
We did forward and back sites on the clinometer for accuracy. Unfortunately it was
late afternoon and we didn't hike to Sawmill Mountain but, since I haven't seen
any Lawrences Goldfinches yet, I may have to return anyway. I felt safe since
Sawmill seemed to be -0.5 degrees from the rocks under the tree but must have
been due to curvature of the earth.
If anyone wants to double check our numbers and plot each point to figure out
the elevation at the county line, here they are (compass reading, distance,
clinometer angle). Who knows, maybe the county line is somewhere on the down
slope, higher than the rocks.
Author: Ken Oeser
|Sighting Line||Compass Bearing||Distance (units??)||Clinometer angle|
|Piños benchmark to Point 1||285°||94.7||-2°|
|Point 1 to Point 2||283.5°||83.25||-6°|
|Point 2 to Point 3||299 °||72.0 ||-1°|
|Point 3 to Point 4||308.5°||96.95||-2°|
|Point 4 to rock summit under trees||309°||10.7||+5.5°|