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Ascent of East Big Flat Ridge on 2009-08-03

Climber: Ben Lostracco

Others in Party:Rose
Date:Monday, August 3, 2009
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:East Big Flat Ridge
    Location:USA-Pennsylvania
    Elevation:2060 ft / 627 m

Ascent Trip Report

As the name says, it is a big flat ridge, the High Point is next to a residential house and it is not obvious. My second visit.

I came to the area primarily to relive my 1997 AT experience with my wife Rose ........ the AT crosses the road .3mi west of this High Point which I visited while on the AT (see TR dated 2007-08-11). I brought Rose to the High Point and to the AT TH. Tonight we will overnight at the campground in Pine Grove Furnace State Park, the place where I met Bill and Gerry Myers, two AT "Trail Angels" who invited a perfect stinky Thru-Hiker into their home for free room and board (see TR dated 2007-08-12).

To get to the High Point from Pine Grove Furnace State Park, travel South on Hwy #233 about 6mi to a right turn on Shippensburg Road which climbs West 1.5mi to the wooded East Big Flat Ridge and a narrow private driveway (mail box #2570) on the left and the High Point area ..... the narrow gravel driveway leads 100 yards to a private residence in a small clearing in the woods, the High Point is to the left of the clearing but is not obvious.
There are a number of residences on Shippensburg Road atop the ridge. I also brought Rose to the small parking .3mi west of the driveway, where the AT crosses the Road.

"LIFE IS LIKE A ROLL OF TOILET PAPER ..... THE CLOSER IT GETS TO THE END, THE FASTER IT GOES."
Summary Total Data
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike
Ascent Statistics
    Route:driveway at #2570 shippensburg road
    Trailhead:shippensburg road on ridge  
Descent Statistics
    Route:driveway at #2570 shippensburg road
    Trailhead:shippensburg road  



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