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Ascent of Peak 2516 on 2012-09-29

Climber: Richard Oestreicher

Date:Saturday, September 29, 2012
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Peak 2516
    Location:USA-Pennsylvania
    Elevation:2516 ft / 766 m

Ascent Trip Report

SR49; left on SR4011; left on 244; right on Smoker Rd. About a mile up Smoker Rd. a road heads left. It's signed as a private driveway, but as you approach the house and the road veers right a jeep track goes straight ahead. I parked at a spot roughly 0.7 mi. from the hp coordinates. The track continued about 250 yards west until it intersected a road (not on any maps that I saw). I headed left hoping it would curve back toward my destination. It didn't, so I started bushwhacking. Here and there I crossed various abandoned tracks and a couple of roads that may still be in use, but not headed in the right direction for long. I'd say it was a medium difficulty bushwhack most of the way--some downed trees and patches of thorn bushes, but not nearly as dense as the other spots I hiked through later today, and I was able to circle around some of it. On the way back I found one of the abandoned tracks lead to my parking spot for about the last third of the bushwhack. Not particularly scenic--probably of interest mainly to someone working on the Pa. top 50 list, as I am.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:424 ft / 128 m
    Distance:2.1 mi / 3.4 km
    Route Conditions:
Unmaintained Trail, Bushwhack
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:394 ft / 119 m
    Extra Loss:110 ft / 33 m
    Distance:1.3 mi / 2.1 km
    Trailhead:2232 ft / 680 m
    Time Up:45 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Extra Gain:30 ft / 9 m
    Distance:0.8 mi / 1.3 km
    Time Down:23 Minutes



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