Ascent of Maryland Heights on 2019-03-29

Climber: Wilder Leavitt

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Friday, March 29, 2019
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:4x4 Vehicle
Peak:Maryland Heights
    Elevation:1448 ft / 441 m

Ascent Trip Report

Attempted to hike to the summit of Elk Ridge (39.3866°N, 77.6896°W), but was unable to complete the hike when I encountered numerous "Private Property," "No Trespassing," and "Posted" signs just beyond the Elk Ridge Trail marker near Maryland Heights. The Elk Ridge Trail between the trail marker and the private land boundary is unmaintained and virtually non-existent.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:1137 ft / 346 m
    Round-Trip Distance:4.5 mi / 7.2 km
    Route:Combined-Stone Fort-Elk Ridge Trails
    Trailhead:Parking lot near C&O Canal Lock 32  311 ft / 94 m
    Quality:3 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail
    Gear Used:
    Weather:Cool, Calm, Overcast
Ascent Statistics
    Time:1 Hours 9 Minutes

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