Ascent of Laurel Hill-Radio Tower on 2001-05-22

Climber: Scott Surgent

Date:Tuesday, May 22, 2001
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Laurel Hill-Radio Tower
    Elevation:2980 ft / 908 m

Ascent Trip Report

From 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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