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Ascent of Potter County Triple Divide Point on 2012-11-21

Climber: Ben Lostracco

Others in Party:Supported by Rose
Date:Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Potter County Triple Divide Point
    Location:USA-Pennsylvania
    Elevation:2520 ft / 768 m

Ascent Trip Report

An easy grass field walk ..... .5 mile RT.

From the junction of Rooks Road/Sweden Hill Road (SR1001), about 4 miles southwest of Brookland, we drove north on Rooks Road for 2.8 miles to its junction with Kidney Road. A tall Communication Tower is 300 yards west of this road junction amid a huge/open grass field.
A pipe line crosses Rooks Road 400 Yards west of the junction, I walked it 300 yards west then came back on the high ground towards the road junction.
Not much of a hill, difficult to pick "the" HP, the area close to the road junction is probably the high ground, I chose a spot 100 yards west of the junction and 15 yards south on Rooks Road (somewhat obvious), GPS 41.84723,-77.83328.

We drove northeast on Rooks to Hwy #449 to check out the sign at the corner, referred-to by Michael Schwartz in his TR, its worth the visit. It reads:
POTTER COUNTY
The only TRIPLE DIVIDE east of the Mississippi. This summit gives rise to three major rivers: ALLEGHENY RIVER flows into the Ohio, Mississippi & Gulf of Mexico, GENESEE RIVER flows north into Lake Ontario, St Lawrence River and North Atlantic Ocean, PINE CREEK-SUSQUEHANNA flows into the Chesapeake Bay & Atlantic Ocean. US Geological Survey Elevation about 2480 feet.

This peak completes my list "Northeast USA Triple Divide Points"

"NEVER TEST THE DEPTH OF THE WATER WITH BOTH FEET."


Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:40 ft / 13 m
    Elevation Loss:40 ft / 13 m
    Route Conditions:
Open Country
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:40 ft / 13 m
    Distance:0.6 mi / 1 km
    Route:open country walk from rooks/kidney roads
    Trailhead:rooks/kidney roads  2480 ft / 755 m
Descent Statistics
    Elevation Loss:40 ft / 13 m
    Route:open country walk from rooks/kidney roads
    Trailhead:rooks/kidney roads  2480 ft / 755 m



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