Ascent of Tuscarora Mountain on 2011-06-24

Climber: Ethan Myers

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Friday, June 24, 2011
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Tuscarora Mountain
    Elevation:2458 ft / 749 m

Ascent Trip Report

Such 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.
Ascent Statistics
    Time Up:2 Hours 30 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Time Down:2 Hours 

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