Ascent of Van Voorhis Hill on 2012-03-22

Climber: Richard Oestreicher

Date:Thursday, March 22, 2012
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Van Voorhis Hill
    Elevation:1480 ft / 451 m

Ascent Trip Report

The highest spot is only about 0.1 mi. south of the crest on US 40, but here's no convenient place to park nearby. I turned south onto a dirt road just west of the crest (with big sign for a sportsmen's and gun club) and parked about 1/4 mi. west of the high point. We've had exceptionally warm weather lately, so the thorn bushes are sprouting early. About half way up I ran into a couple of natural gas right of ways and followed those, but I missed one coming back and lengthened the short walk slightly. No view on this one.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:159 ft / 48 m
    Distance:0.6 mi / 1 km
    Route Conditions:
Unmaintained Trail, Bushwhack
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:130 ft / 40 m
    Distance:0.2 mi / 0.4 km
    Trailhead:1350 ft / 411 m
    Time Up:8 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Extra Gain:29 ft / 8 m
    Distance:0.3 mi / 0.6 km
    Time Down:9 Minutes

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