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Ascent of Blue Mountain on 2007-08-04

Climber: Ben Lostracco

Others in Party:Gene
training for pct
Julia doing her daily runs on the trail
Date:Saturday, August 4, 2007
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Blue Mountain
    Location:USA-Virginia
    Elevation:2205 ft / 672 m

Ascent Trip Report

Day #73
Back last evening from Gerry Coutu's funeral in Welland, ON, stayed at Blue Ridge Motel as the other was full.
I dropped Enterprise car off at dealer, they gave a ride to TH on US522. A good easy/mod TRAIL most of the day, odd rocky section. I made side trips to the Towers at Blue Mountain and to Blue Ridge-Paris Benchmark.
Met/hiked with Gene for a few hours, he's out training for the PCT, which he says is easier than AT. Julia at US50, doing her daily runs on the AT - a good looking, very muscular fit mid-aged women, and I told her so - I think she liked the complement.
Quiet day on the Trail, all alone in the shelter, tired but a good day.

"THE BEST SERMONS ARE LIVED NOT PREACHED"
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:1255 ft / 383 m
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Gear Used:
Hut Camp
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:1255 ft / 383 m
    Distance:23.5 mi / 37.8 km
    Route:AT day #73 nb- front royal hotel/rod hollow shelte
    Trailhead:US 522, Chester Gap, Front Royal VA  950 ft / 289 m
Descent Statistics
    Route:AT nb to manassas gap south ridge
    Trailhead:Rod hollow shelter  



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