Ascent of Laurel Hill-Radio Tower on 2001-05-22
|Date:||Tuesday, May 22, 2001|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
|Peak:||Laurel Hill-Radio Tower|
| Elevation:||2980 ft / 908 m|
Ascent Trip ReportFrom the Pennsylvania Turnpike, I followed PA-771 southeast to Champion, then crossing into Somerset County. At a crest in the road past the county line sign, I turned left onto a dirt road, followed it a mile, then parked at a side road near a closed gate.
I walked this last road, a three-quarter mile hike with 150 feet of gain, to a decaying tower erected in a small clearing. This is the apparent highpoint, but wanting to be sure, I walked a little farther to ensure the roads did drop. Only then did I feel comfortable about being in the right place.
|Summary Total Data|
| Total Elevation Gain:||150 ft / 45 m|
| Round-Trip Distance:||1 mi / 1.6 km|
| Trailhead:||2830 ft / 862 m|
| Route Conditions:||Road Hike, Open Country|
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