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Ascent of Round Top on 2015-03-07

Climber: Ben Lostracco

Others in Party:supported by Rose
----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Saturday, March 7, 2015
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Round Top
    Location:USA-Tennessee
    Elevation:680 ft / 207 m

Ascent Trip Report

An easy woods road walk .... 2.8 miles, 1:10 hours RT,

I used Bob Schwab/Tom Owen TRs, this TR up dates the hiking route. The area was just getting rid of the last snow fall, so the hiking route was extremely wet/muddy .... most steps sunk 1" in mud, 50% of the route was snow covered.

From the Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church its 200 yards west to the woods road for Round Top (right at the bend), to its east at 25 yards is a driveway to a trailer house, MB #2167. We parked on the road, this was my TH.

I walked the road north, through a posted locked gate, .4 miles to an obvious fork, left has the sign 14th Avenue. Bob's reference to a grassy track confused me some, especially at this time of the year. I stayed right and followed the road another 1 mile directly to the obvious HP, ignoring lesser side tracks en route. At 150 yards before the summit I stayed left at the fork, on the heavily rutted/rough road, as it climbs to the summit ..... the partially open summit offers good views through the trees.

"BENTON COUNTY WAS FORMED IN 1835 AND NAMED IN HONOR OF DAVID BENTON, WHO WAS AN EARLY SETTLER AND A MEMBER OF THE THIRD REGIMENT, TENNESSEE MILITIA IN THE CREEK WAR. AS OF THE 2010 CENSUS ITS POPULATION WAS 16,489. THE COUNTY SEAT IS CAMDEN.






Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:160 ft / 49 m
    Extra Gain:20 ft / 6 m
    Distance:2.8 mi / 4.5 km
    Route:woods road nb
    Trailhead:cavia road  560 ft / 170 m
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Unmaintained Trail
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Clear



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