Ascent of Peak 1580 on 2012-03-31

Climber: Richard Oestreicher

Date:Saturday, March 31, 2012
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Peak 1580
    Elevation:1580 ft / 481 m

Ascent Trip Report

In Bolivar, Pa. we crossed the Conemaugh River on Pa. 259 (going S.) headed parallel to the railroad until we passed under it, turned left on 259 and turned left again on Second St. We headed up the hill until it intersected with a small street (labeled Hillside Dr. on my map but I saw no sign) at the bottom of the hill and then parked. As we grabbed our gear, the woman who lives in the house about 40 yards north on Hillside hailed us from her upstairs window. Apparently she has had problems with break-ins and vandalism both at her house and at a nearby barn. After we talked to her and explained our goal of climbing the mountain, she was quite friendly and offered to let us bushwhack across her property. We bushwhacked mostly straight up hill ignoring several tracks we crossed and climbing a bit more than 400 feet in about 0.4 mi.. The top, like so many Pa. hills, is tree covered and fairly level. On the way down we followed one of the tracks. It took us to a street about a quarter mile southwest of our parking spot.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:499 ft / 152 m
    Distance:1.3 mi / 2.1 km
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Unmaintained Trail, Bushwhack
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:439 ft / 134 m
    Distance:0.5 mi / 0.8 km
    Trailhead:1141 ft / 347 m
    Time Up:21 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Extra Gain:60 ft / 18 m
    Distance:0.8 mi / 1.3 km
    Time Down:19 Minutes

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