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Ascent of Richwood Knob on 2015-07-26

Climber: jeff branin

Date:Sunday, July 26, 2015
Ascent Type:Unsuccessful - Turned Back
Peak:Richwood Knob
    Location:USA-Virginia
    Elevation:1600 ft / 487 m

Ascent Trip Report

tried to get up to Richwood Knob and the lookout tower on Bull Mt. In Stuart VA i turned off of US 58 on 765, Rhody Creek Rd, and then again onto 687, Tudor Orchard Rd which becomes Bull Mountain Rd further up. I tried to turn off of Bull Mt Rd on FR 2884, but vehicle travel was barred by a locked gate. I reversed course and returned to Rhody Creek Rd and then turned up Fire Trail Lane. Fire Trail eventually ends, but a left onto Lookout Lane presents itself. Unfortunately, further vehicle travel is again barred by a locked gate.

Believe I will write to the Dept of Forestry for their guidance on gaining this summit.
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