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Ascent of Blue Mountain-Northampton County High Point on 2012-06-21

Climber: Ben Lostracco

Others in Party:supported by Rose
Date:Thursday, June 21, 2012
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Blue Mountain-Northampton County High Point
    Location:USA-Pennsylvania
    Elevation:1695 ft / 516 m

Ascent Trip Report

AT northbound to a gravel road ....... 6 miles, 2h35 hours RT

This is a straight forward hike, easy access. From the AT TH parking at Wind Gap I climbed the AT northbound for 2 miles to the gravel service road for the summit Towers. I left the AT by turning right onto the service road for 1 mile to the summit ..... a large open area with a carpet of low bushes houses 6 Communication Towers. A 12 foot diameter light-blue-colored Dome sits to one side of the Towers.

The high ground is to the north and east of the Dome but nothing obvious. I walked the area in knee high bushes, picking my spot at 40 yards north of the Dome at the edges of the woods, GPS 40.88481,-75.26089. Added an orange flag tape.
I returned the same way.

"PENNSYLVANIA, PENNSYLVANIA,
MAY YOUR FUTURE BE FILLED WITH HONOR EVERLASTING AS YOUR HISTORY," ........ chorus from State's song.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:795 ft / 242 m
    Extra Gain:40 ft / 12 m
    Distance:6 mi / 9.7 km
    Route:AT nb/gravel road from wind gap
    Trailhead:AT TH on hwy 33 Wind Gap  980 ft / 298 m
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Open Country



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