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Ascent of Hawksbill in 1998

Climber: G. Ringle

Others in Party:Terri Lorenzen
Date:1998
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Hawksbill
    Location:USA-Virginia
    Elevation:4050 ft / 1234 m

Ascent Trip Report

Again, I have been up to this peak many times. However, the most memorable one was with my friend Terri Lorenzen. She was, and is still, not a hiker. I talked her into doing this one because of it's short length vs. reward ratio. It was steep enough to get her lungs quite a workout, however, I guess it didn't have the intended effect. She is less of a hiker today. I must admit, it was fun to watch her work to get up that hill.

The view from these cliff tops are awe inspiring. It's a great birding spot as well. If you want a better workout, you can start at the Lower Hawksbill Parking area which is further North that the Upper Trail. I have decended by the lower trail on accident, which left me with the dilemma of going back up the mountain or a hike back south on Skyline Drive. I was beat and chose the road.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:417 ft / 127 m
    Elevation Loss:417 ft / 127 m
    Distance:2 mi / 3.2 km
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Weather:Hot, Calm, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:417 ft / 127 m
    Distance:1 mi / 1.6 km
    Route:Upper Hawksbill Trail
    Trailhead:Skyline Drive  3633 ft / 1107 m
    Time Up:0 Days 0 Hours 30 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Elevation Loss:417 ft / 127 m
    Distance:1 mi / 1.6 km
    Trailhead:Skyline Drive  3633 ft / 1107 m
    Time Down:0 Days 0 Hours 30 Minutes



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