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Ascent of Welsh Mountain on 2011-08-06

Climber: Dennis Stewart

Date:Saturday, August 6, 2011
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Welsh Mountain
    Location:USA-Pennsylvania
    Elevation:1080 ft / 329 m

Ascent Trip Report

I parked my car east of Welsh Mountain where I met a locked gate with a sign reading, "No Tresspassing Private Property." Fortunately for me, it was late afternoon on a Saturday and there was no activity in the rock quarry where the highpoint is located, so I jumped the gate and hurried to the summit following a dirt road. This area is a large active limestone quarry operation. At least, 30 feet of the top of Welsh Mountain is being removed. I believe, if there is another point in Chester County that is within 30 to 40 feet of Welsh Mountain's elevation, it will become the new county highpoint with the next few years. Eventually the entire summit mass of Welsh Mountain will probably be excalvated over 50 feet. I felt fortunate to stand where I did at the current highpoint of Welsh Mountain, on the edge of an excalvated limestone cliff. The place where I stood on August 6, 2011, probably doesn't even exist anymore. Welsh is shrinking fast. It is a man-made Mount St. Helen's!
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