Ascent of 1540 on 2012-12-01

Climber: Richard Oestreicher

Date:Saturday, December 1, 2012
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Elevation:469 m / 1540 ft

Ascent Trip Report

From Utica Pa. I took Utica Rd. northeast to Buttermilk Hill Rd. My map suggested the hp was just west of a dirt lane Keith Rd., but I ran into a heavily posted locked gate. A nearby homeowner told me that the land behind the gate is owned by a Meadville doctor. Apparently he is quite protective of access-or at least several neighbors I talked to seemed nervous about offending him. I went back to Buttermilk Hill Rd. , turned left and then down a long driveway that headed roughly toward my goal. At the house and old gentlemen gave me permission to walk into the woods behind his house. However, I later learned he does not own the land with the high point. An uneventful traipse up and down over some small knobs got me up a small rise to the high spot--nothing special to see there.

On my return I met the son of the man I had spoken to earlier. He was nervous because I had crossed the fence line onto the doctor's property. This one may not be worth trying unless you need it to complete a list you're working on.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:29 m / 96 ft
    Distance:1.9 km / 1.2 mi
    Route Conditions:
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:29 m / 96 ft
    Extra Loss:16 m / 55 ft
    Distance:1 km / 0.6 mi
    Trailhead:456 m / 1499 ft
    Time Up:14 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Distance:1 km / 0.6 mi
    Time Down:14 Minutes

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