Ascent of Wetzel County High Point on 2010-10-17

Climber: Richard Oestreicher

Date:Sunday, October 17, 2010
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Wetzel County High Point
    Location:USA-West Virginia
    Elevation:1680 ft / 512 m

Ascent Trip Report

Rush Run Road is about 100 yards south of the intersection of US 250 and WV 37 right off US 250 (if you're heading south). The house mentioned in previous trip reports still looks unoccupied but well kept. There are two roads near the house. I took the one right next to it (downhill) going out and found I had to bushwack through brambles to get to the other road (the right one). It can be tricky in a couple of spots nearly overgrown. Coming back I headed downhill on the road in the wrong direction a bit to avoid the brambles. My round trip was 1.7 miles but it's actually shorter than that if you don't miss any of the turns and head straight down. The terrain is more hilly than you'd expect from the elevation.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:237 ft / 72 m
    Round-Trip Distance:1.8 mi / 2.9 km
    Route Conditions:
Unmaintained Trail, Bushwhack
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:237 ft / 72 m
    Distance:0.8 mi / 1.3 km
    Start Trailhead:1443 ft / 439 m
    Time:25 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Distance:1 mi / 1.6 km
    Time:20 Minutes

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