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Ascent of Catoctin Mountain on 2011-01-09

Climber: James Barlow

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Sunday, January 9, 2011
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Catoctin Mountain
    Location:USA-Maryland
    Elevation:1900 ft / 579 m

Ascent Trip Report

My final of four ascents today. After checking out the CoHPs for Montgomery, Howard, & Washington and Monocacy Natl Battlefield, Harpers Ferry Natl Hist Park, & Antietam Natl Battlefield, I finished my day by going up Catoctin Mtn in the dark. I parked at some driveway on the west side of Tower Rd with a gate that says "no parking in driveway." I assumed that it was the gate for the radio tower. I was right. I headed west to the tower from here and up the hill behind it to the high point. I have a picture with the cairn taken with a flash in the dark. I headed both directions on the ridge from here to make sure I had covered the high ground. It seemed like a pile of rocks about 150 ft to the south of here is higher, but it was hard to tell in the dark. When driving to the spot to park, if you hit 14042 Tower Rd (a big McMansion on the right), you have driven too far south on Tower Rd.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:20 ft / 6 m
    Route:Foxville Lookout Tower Rd
    Trailhead:1880 ft / 573 m



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