Ascent of Laurel Hill-Radio Tower on 2010-09-26

Climber: Richard Oestreicher

Date:Sunday, September 26, 2010
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Laurel Hill-Radio Tower
    Elevation:2980 ft / 908 m

Ascent Trip Report

Thanks to previous peak baggers for their careful directions. The road just east of the county line is signed Fire Tower Road. The track to the left 0.8 miles up this road was easily passable for my Hyundai Tucson for a couple of hundred yards. From there it's about a 7-8 minute walk up. The area around the tower is pretty flat for 20-30 yards. I took spot altimeter readings all over with not much more than 3-4 feet variation, probably within the margin of error of my GPS altimeter. The highest reading around the tower was 2982 at the northwest corner of the fence around the tower, but the county high point may be west of that along the power line path.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:130 ft / 40 m
    Distance:0.6 mi / 1 km
    Route Conditions:
Unmaintained Trail
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:130 ft / 40 m
    Distance:0.3 mi / 0.5 km
    Trailhead:2850 ft / 868 m
Descent Statistics
    Distance:0.3 mi / 0.5 km

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