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Ascent of Pine Hill on 2010-03-25

Climber: Michael Schwartz

Date:Thursday, March 25, 2010
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Pine Hill
    Location:USA-New Jersey
    Elevation:360 ft / 109 m

Ascent Trip Report

Pine Hill has been reduced in elevation by massive excavation. I stood on highest ground, took a waypoint, and based on the contours shown on the topo, I estimate maximum remaining elevation at about 270 feet. the original 360+ summit is now in the middle of flat sand. Looking south across Pine Hill Road at the 340 foot hill, it is obviously much higher than what's left of Pine Hill. In WV they engage in mountaintop removal; in NJ they engage in mountain removal. This same fate befell one of the original three Camden County highpoints. It was obliterated into a flat sand wasteland.
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