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Ascent of Lake Mountain on 2011-08-04

Climber: Dennis Stewart

Date:Thursday, August 4, 2011
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Lake Mountain
    Location:USA-Pennsylvania
    Elevation:2180 ft / 664 m

Ascent Trip Report

As usual there was a locked gate at the beginning of the summit road to Lake Mountain with no less than 8 padlocks including a sign that read, "Please Do Not Cut Off Locks." I parked my car and enjoyed a pleasant evening hike of a little over a mile to the summit where I found a fine rock outcrop of large boulders connected with a old iron bridge with missing slats. A summit benchmark is located on the top of this group of boulders. This was one of the few Pennsylvania county highpoints where I really felt like I was able to stand on the true highest point. Unfortunately, no vista is available at the summit due to vegetation, but a short distance to the northeast brings you to the top of Big Boulder ski lift with good views to the north of Big Boulder Lake.
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