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Ascent to Sugar Run Mountain-East Ridge on 2007-07-08

Climber: Ben Lostracco

Date:Sunday, July 8, 2007
Ascent Type:No Summit Goal
Point Reached:Sugar Run Mountain - East Ridge
    Location:USA-Virginia
    Elevation:3900 ft / 1188 m

Ascent Trip Report

Day #51 Pearisburg VA

Back on the AT after 5 days off. On July 4 I ran the Atlanta Peachtree 10k Yearly Race (68.6 min) with my son Michael (45.5) and grandson Marcus (40.3 min). A huge festive event with 35,000 runners. Marcus was in the top 1000.
6h00 hours - prearranged shuttle to VA606 TH (20$) by the husband of the Motel's maid on his way to work .......quiet routine day, only 2 guys on Doc's Knob. Very rocky descent to Pearisburg VA, the last mile was worst T to date, half of the day was on rocky T, I didn't enjoy my day........ Walked uphill to Plaza Motel, Linda, the very friendly helpful receptionist did my laundry free of charge.
AVERAGE STATS AFTER 51 DAYS (includes 6 rest days) - 622.6 total miles, hrs/day 5.1, mph 2.7, miles/day 13.8, total ascent 26.2 miles, projected finish Oct 2.

Tomorrow I'll go to the PO for Rose's mail, before hitching a ride to the TH at New River for a short day to Rice Field shelter.

"HARDEST THING TO DO IS TO DEFINE ONES HAPPINESS."
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:2300 ft / 700 m
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:2300 ft / 700 m
    Extra Loss:500 ft / 152 m
    Distance:24.8 mi / 39.9 km
    Route:AT day #51 nb-VA rte #606/us 460 pearisburg hotel
    Trailhead:VA 606 , mechanicsburg  2100 ft / 640 m
Descent Statistics
    Route:AT nb to us 460
    Trailhead:us 460, new river, pearisburg, plaza motel  



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