Ascent of Blue Mountain-Northampton County High Point on 2012-06-21
|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|
| Elevation:||1695 ft / 516 m|
Ascent Trip ReportAT 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.
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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