Ascent of Blue Mountain-Berks County High Point on 2010-10-03

Climber: Richard Oestreicher

Others in Party:Eric Davin
Date:Sunday, October 3, 2010
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Blue Mountain-Berks County High Point
    Elevation:1680 ft / 512 m

Ascent Trip Report

Parked at AT trailhead on Pa 183 about 4 mi.n. of I-78. On the way out we missed the side trial and went close to 2 mi. until we started heading downhill. We bushwacked south uphill from there following altimeter readings to make sure we were headed up (it's not steep and not always obvious). Ran into yellow blazed Caleb Frantz Trail about 0.2 mi. from the high point. Returning we followed that back to the AT. Signage at that point (about 0.4 mi. from 183) says the high point is 1.6 mi. but my GPS readings suggest it's not much more than that total from 183 to the high point. Flock of squawking geese passed overhead as we relaxed at the high point. Altimeter readings suggest the high point's elevation is close to the top of the 1680-1700 foot range.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:305 ft / 92 m
    Total Elevation Loss:30 ft / 9 m
    Round-Trip Distance:4 mi / 6.4 km
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Bushwhack
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:305 ft / 92 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 275 ft / 84 m; Extra: 30 ft / 9m
    Loss on way in:30 ft / 9 m
    Distance:2.3 mi / 3.7 km
    Start Trailhead:1405 ft / 428 m
Descent Statistics
    Distance:1.7 mi / 2.7 km

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