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Ascent of Apple Orchard Mountain on 2012-03-08

Climber: Richard Oestreicher

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Thursday, March 8, 2012
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Apple Orchard Mountain
    Location:USA-Virginia
    Elevation:4225 ft / 1287 m

Ascent Trip Report

From the overlook parking nearest the peak. I drove about a quarter mile up the dirt road that runs parallel to the Parkway between the Parkway and the AT. From there it was a short bush whack to the AT which I followed to the top. On the way down I bush whacked down to the road closer to the peak shortening the return trip a bit.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:640 ft / 194 m
    Distance:2.3 mi / 3.7 km
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Maintained Trail, Bushwhack
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:foggy and windy
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:640 ft / 194 m
    Extra Loss:35 ft / 10 m
    Distance:1.3 mi / 2.1 km
    Route:Appalachian Trail
    Trailhead:3620 ft / 1103 m
    Time Up:40 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Distance:1 mi / 1.6 km
    Time Down:21 Minutes



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