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Ascent of Butlers Bluff on 2012-01-08

Climber: Ben Lostracco

Others in Party:supported by Rose
Date:Sunday, January 8, 2012
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Butlers Bluff
    Location:USA-Virginia
    Elevation:65 ft / 19 m

Ascent Trip Report

A walk on a scenic sand bluff ...... 300 yards, 20 minutes RT.

We traveled south on Hwy #13 to Mile Marker 7.2 and its intersection with #704 (Kiptopeke Road), large "Kiptopeke State Park" sign on corner. We drove southwest on 704 a very short distance to a right on Arlington Road, .56 miles left on Butlers Bluff Drive, .84 miles to a grass driveway on the right (site of a future house) at the bottom of the sand bluff, on the left in the driveway for house #3061. We parked here, this was my TH. The highground is 50 yards to the right on top of the bluff.

I walked back on the road 40 yards to where a swath has been cut/removed from the bluff, this swath leads to the beachfront at about 100 yards. I walked west about 50 yards to the north-south bluff line where I noticed high ground on both sides of the swath. My not-too reliable eye level told me that they are the same height.

I first walked south up the steep sand embankment and chose my high ground spot at GPS 37.17925, -75.99090 (the PB coordinates puts the spots south of here at a lower elevation).

I then went back down (north) to the swath and climbed to the north side high ground and picked a spot at GPS 37.17981, -75.99079, about 60 yards from the south spot.

This area has a number of Reality Signs also a number of new homes have already been built on the bluff to the south, proof that this HP will one day be gone.

"IT'S NOT THAT I'M AFRAID OF DYING, IT'S THAT I'M AFRAID OF TIME .......YOU KNOW, NOT HAVING ENOUGH OF IT."

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Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:25 ft / 7 m
    Elevation Loss:25 ft / 7 m
    Route Conditions:
Open Country
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:25 ft / 7 m
    Distance:0.6 mi / 1 km
    Route:short walk up a sand dune
    Trailhead:butlers bluff drive  40 ft / 12 m
Descent Statistics
    Elevation Loss:25 ft / 7 m
    Route:short walk up a sand dune
    Trailhead:butlers bluff drive  40 ft / 12 m



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