Ascent of Watering Pond Knob on 2020-05-30

Climber: Powen Ru

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Saturday, May 30, 2020
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Watering Pond Knob
    Location:USA-West Virginia
    Elevation:4560 ft / 1389 m

Ascent Trip Report

- parked at the 4-way junction.
- followed ridge 4WD toward 4510, saw a bear near 4200.
- open country approaching to the summit, the true summit is east to the pb point.
- bushwhack from Watering Pond to FS-1681A, only the section on USFA Topo exists, above there, don't trust CalTopo.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:864 ft / 263 m
    Total Elevation Loss:864 ft / 262 m
    Round-Trip Distance:4.4 mi / 7.1 km
    Quality:4 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Unmaintained Trail, Open Country, Bushwhack
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Partly Cloudy
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:670 ft / 204 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 480 ft / 146 m; Extra: 190 ft / 57m
    Loss on way in:190 ft / 57 m
    Distance:2.2 mi / 3.5 km
    Route:ridge 4WD
    Start Trailhead:Elleber Sods Rd 1681  4080 ft / 1243 m
    Time:1 Hours 5 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:674 ft / 205 m
        Loss Breakdown:Net: 480 ft / 146 m; Extra: 194 ft / 59m
    Gain on way out:194 ft / 59 m
    Distance:2.2 mi / 3.5 km
    End Trailhead:Elleber Sods Rd 1681  4080 ft / 1243 m
    Time:1 Hours 
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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