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Ascent of Peak 2480 on 2012-01-16

Climber: Richard Oestreicher

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Monday, January 16, 2012
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Peak 2480
    Location:USA-Pennsylvania
    Elevation:2480 ft / 755 m

Ascent Trip Report

Hwy 217 to Derry, Pa.; SR 1008 ( SR1008 not marked in Derry; it's Ligonier St. and it took too much wandering for me to find it to remember the exact turns--you'll need a map for this). The topo map shows a road running north towards Chestnut Ridge, what I had initially intended as my destination. However, this is gated and appears abandoned. About 0.1 mi. east a newer gated road heads into gas fields. I took that about an eighth of a mile until it intersects with the remains of the old forest road. It was sleeting and late in the day, so I settled for 2490. An easy walk to a wooded knob in good weather.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:346 ft / 104 m
    Distance:2.3 mi / 3.7 km
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Unmaintained Trail, Bushwhack, Snow on Ground
    Weather:sleet, 38
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:346 ft / 104 m
    Extra Loss:131 ft / 39 m
    Distance:1.2 mi / 1.9 km
    Trailhead:SR 1008  2265 ft / 690 m
    Time Up:32 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Distance:1.1 mi / 1.8 km
    Time Down:30 Minutes



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