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Ascent of Whitetop Mountain on 2008-05-29

Climber: Terry Wheeler

Others in Party:J. Mlynarek
M. Forrest
Date:Thursday, May 29, 2008
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Whitetop Mountain
    Location:USA-Virginia
    Elevation:5520 ft / 1682 m

Ascent Trip Report

The Nat Geo Trails Illustrated map showed a road going ALMOST to the summit, and no trail heading up from there. Unfortunately, the map wasn't QUITE accurate. A road went right to a chainlink fence around the mass of transmission towers. Got out of the car, walked around, got back in and drove down. Ugly summit. Felt more like a highpointer than a hiker on this one . . .

One of these days we'll have to go back and bushwhack from the A.T. up through the woods, at least as far as the fence . . .
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