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Ascent of Round Knob on 2012-09-09

Climber: Richard Oestreicher

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Sunday, September 9, 2012
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Round Knob
    Location:USA-Pennsylvania
    Elevation:850 m / 2791 ft

Ascent Trip Report

I took Blue Knob Rd. south off Pa. 164. Just a bit north of the state park boundary, I took a dirt road (left) (unmarked but labeled Ski Gap rd. on my Garmin map). About a mile in (sorry I didn't watch the odometer) I took a right uphill onto a more rugged dirt track through an old gate. This one is more like an ATV trail than a road. My Jeep made it up to about 2400 feet and about a third of a mile (by GPS) from the hp coordinates). The track was quite steep from there. Just below the crest I passed a small abandoned trailer (maybe used as hunter's blind). The trail heads down shortly but a smaller track jags off to the right and then back up to the highest spot.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:115 m / 378 ft
    Distance:1.4 km / 0.9 mi
    Route Conditions:
Unmaintained Trail, Bushwhack
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:115 m / 378 ft
    Extra Loss:2 m / 7 ft
    Distance:0.8 km / 0.5 mi
    Trailhead:737 m / 2420 ft
    Time Up:18 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Distance:0.6 km / 0.4 mi
    Time Down:10 Minutes



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