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Ascent of Peak 2760 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:Peak 2760
    Location:USA-Pennsylvania
    Elevation:2760 ft / 841 m

Ascent Trip Report

Another peak not worth doing unless you're trying to complete the Pa. top 50 as I am. No views, no great scenery, lots of tough bush whacking.

I took the access road north past the unlocked gate to the Pa. state game lands off Pa. 869. I parked along the road west of the hp at a spot where my GPS claimed it was only 0.42 mi. to the hp coordinates. Turned out to be harder than anticipated. I had expected to find some use trails created by hunters, but it was all bushwhack. Tall ferns covered much of the ground, making it impossible to see the downed trees and rocks under the ground cover; lots of stumbling. Where the fern cover thinned out, I faced dense networks of small trees only a few inches apart from each other. Finally, I emerged to a mostly cleared area near the top surrounded by an 8 ft. fence. I walked much of the perimeter looking for a breach--found none, but eventually discovered a trap door near a locked gate. Inside the gate the ground was covered with felled trees and dense brush, downed but not cleared. Rough going indeed. So what looked like a 3/4 mi. rt that I thought would be a quick in and out took about an hour and much more effort than I had expected.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:232 ft / 70 m
    Distance:1.5 mi / 2.4 km
    Route Conditions:
Bushwhack
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:215 ft / 65 m
    Extra Loss:21 ft / 6 m
    Distance:0.9 mi / 1.5 km
    Trailhead:2566 ft / 782 m
    Time Up:31 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Extra Gain:17 ft / 5 m
    Distance:0.6 mi / 1 km
    Time Down:21 Minutes



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