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Ascent of Peak 1538 on 2012-10-21

Climber: Richard Oestreicher

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Sunday, October 21, 2012
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Peak 1538
    Location:USA-Pennsylvania
    Elevation:1538 ft / 468 m

Ascent Trip Report

From Rt. 19 north of Mt. Morris I took Mason Ridge Rd. to Wilden Hill Rd. and then right on an unsigned dirt rd. at the top of the hill. In another quarter mile I turned right on another dirt road (Glade Rd. according to my map). About 100 yards in I spotted a steep track running up hill as the road starts to head down. The track probably dates from the construction of a power line heading over the hill here. At the top an old trail heads off to the right. It's partly overgrown, in some spots with thick clumps of nasty thorn bushes. but it follows the ridge line towards the hp. I headed over one knob, down into a small col and then up to the hp knob. The last 100 yards to the hp coordinates involved an unpleasnt bushwhack through heavy underbrush and thorns. While I had long pants and long sleeves I got numerous small guts on my hands. Next time I'll pack some work gloves.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:397 ft / 120 m
    Distance:1.3 mi / 2.1 km
    Route Conditions:
Unmaintained Trail, Bushwhack
    Weather:Partly Cloudy
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:288 ft / 87 m
    Extra Loss:103 ft / 31 m
    Distance:0.7 mi / 1.1 km
    Trailhead:Glade Rd.  1353 ft / 412 m
    Time Up:25 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Extra Gain:109 ft / 33 m
    Distance:0.6 mi / 1 km
    Time Down:20 Minutes



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