Ascent of Tuscarora Mountain on 2011-06-24
|Other People:||Solo Ascent|
|Date:||Friday, June 24, 2011|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Motorized Transport to Trailhead:||Car|
| Elevation:||2458 ft / 749 m|
Ascent Trip ReportSuch a great hike up the Tuscarora trail from cowans gap state park to the big mountain/tower road vista. Something like 3.9 miles up and then 3.9 miles down, Tuscarora from cowans gap to about where it turns into a logging/forest road is quite unmaintained be warned underbrush growth is extensive and bordering on almost impassible. Almost wish i had brought a machete with. Glorious views from big mountain vista by far the best view i have seen in my hikes up pa's mountains.
|Summary Total Data|
| Elevation Gain:||1500 ft / 458 m|
| Distance:||7.8 mi / 12.6 km|
| Route:||tuscarora trail|
| Trailhead:||cowans gap 958 ft / 291 m|
| Quality:||6 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)|
| Route Conditions:||Road Hike, Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Open Country, Bushwhack, Scramble|
| Gear Used:||Ski Poles|
| Weather:||partly sunny with decent view range.|
| Time Up:||2 Hours 30 Minutes|
| Time Down:||2 Hours |
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