Ascent of Mace Knob-South Peak on 2019-09-28

Climber: Powen Ru

Date:Saturday, September 28, 2019
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Mace Knob-South Peak
    Location:USA-West Virginia
    Elevation:4840 ft / 1475 m

Ascent Trip Report

Planned to park at the marked parking lot east to Silver Creek Lodge, but found some negative signs. I followed an unnamed paved road to gain some elevation, attempted to parked near a dirt road junction, but found a fire hydrant, then eventually settled further down where I could park completely off the traffic.
I started via the dirt road, found a ski connector up above, then reached a main ski trail along E ridge. Mud at some spots along the dirt road near the top; light bushwhack near summit.
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A broken hollow metal tube could be a leftover of something. I stuck a stick in it (2019-09-28). Photo by Powen Ru.
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Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:574 ft / 174 m
    Total Elevation Loss:574 ft / 174 m
    Round-Trip Distance:1.5 mi / 2.4 km
    Quality:2 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Maintained Trail, Open Country, Bushwhack, Mud/Swamp
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:Drizzle, Hot, Calm, Overcast
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:418 ft / 127 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 360 ft / 110 m; Extra: 58 ft / 17m
    Loss on way in:58 ft / 17 m
    Distance:0.8 mi / 1.3 km
    Route:ski run
    Start Trailhead:Silver Creek Area  4480 ft / 1365 m
    Time:25 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:516 ft / 157 m
        Loss Breakdown:Net: 360 ft / 110 m; Extra: 156 ft / 47m
    Gain on way out:156 ft / 47 m
    Distance:0.7 mi / 1.1 km
    Route:ski run
    End Trailhead:Silver Creek Area  4480 ft / 1365 m
    Time:18 Minutes
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Powen Ru
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