Ascent of Lyle Mountain on 2008-05-16
|Date:||Friday, May 16, 2008|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Elevation:||780 ft / 237 m|
Ascent Trip ReportFrom Appomattox, I followed US-460 to Pamplin City, then south along VA-47 to local County Roads 691 and 662 to the highpoint. The road bisects the “summit”, on which sits the Lyle Mountain Baptist Church. I parked near a tower pull-out and walked back to a small hill near the church entrance. And on that hill, believe it or not, is a benchmark. I’m sure the church people get a kick out of it, too. There is a small sign for "Lyle Mountain Church" on VA-47 just before the first turnoff.
There was some slight drama. I had pulled onto a side road to snap a photograph but had inadvertently parked right near what I thought was a side gravel road but was in fact someone’s driveway. They came out to go about their business for the day in their truck, but stopped to watch me, wondering what I was up to. They didn’t get moving until I did, so I drove away in the wrong direction for a few minutes until I knew they were gone, then drove back.
I returned to Buena Vista arriving back at the hotel about 10:30 a.m., with Beth still fast asleep. She never had a clue I was gone, other than I told her the night before. Good idea, I thought, so I lay down and caught some extra shut-eye myself.
|Summary Total Data|
| Total Elevation Gain:||5 ft / 1 m|
| Round-Trip Distance:||0.1 mi / 0.2 km|
| Trailhead:||775 ft / 236 m|
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