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Ascent to Mount Rogers-Trailhead on 2012-03-04

Climber: Tye Scott

Date:Sunday, March 4, 2012
Ascent Type:Unsuccessful - Turned Back
Point Reached:Mount Rogers - Trailhead
    Location:USA-Virginia
    Elevation:0 ft / 0 m
    Remaining Elevation:5729 ft / 1746 m (36% left to go)

Ascent Trip Report

I managed to somehow get royally screwed up on this one. I drove the entire Blueberry lane road twice and didn't see anything. I ended up driving up road 613 which is a couple miles up Blueberry lane and taking it to the gate which is 3 miles beyond the sign that reads 'Not suitable for Passenger Travel'. The road isn't that bad; my Sub had no problems. Once I hit the gate I walked up to the AT and checked out the map which indicated I was still 4 miles from the summit. It also showed me where the trailhead to Rogers Mountain was. After putzing around a little and watching the wild ponies graze I went back to the car, drove down the road, and finally found the trailhead. Unfortunately it read 6.5 miles to the top, not 2.5 like I had expected (not sure where I got the 2.5 but assuming I read it somewhere). Anyhow it was later in the day and I had to drive back up to Pittsburgh for an early Monday morning meeting. At least next time I'll know where to drive to.
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    Weather:Snowing, Cold, Windy



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