Ascent of Red Rock Mountain-West Slope on 2001-05-23
|Date:||Wednesday, May 23, 2001|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
|Peak:||Red Rock Mountain-West Slope|
| Elevation:||2420 ft / 737 m|
Ascent Trip ReportI drove PA-487 from Danville to some side logging roads that lead to the highest point of Columbia County. This one would require some detective work in the field.
I parked in a clearing and hiked up a road, bypassing big piles of logs ready for transport. I saw no one and in moments I had topped out on the small hilltop near a lookout tower. This is not the highpoint, as the hilltop is in Luzerne County. The Columbia County highpoint is on its boundary, where it meets with Sullivan and Luzerne counties.
I followed a path west to some trees marked with posted notices. This was promising as it likely indicated the county boundary. I then paced the whole area, meandering into and out of the trees. In moments I found a white-painted cement block about a foot high, solidly planted in the gorund. I presumed this to be a surveyor's point at which the three counties meet. If so, then I had confirmation I was in the right place.
I spent 40 minutes here before returning to my car, a total journey of two miles.
|Summary Total Data|
| Total Elevation Gain:||100 ft / 30 m|
| Round-Trip Distance:||2 mi / 3.2 km|
| Trailhead:||2320 ft / 707 m|
| Route Conditions:||Road Hike, Open Country|
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