Ascent of Lake Mountain on 2001-05-23
|Date:||Wednesday, May 23, 2001|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Elevation:||2180 ft / 664 m|
Ascent Trip ReportI followed Interstate-80 to state route PA-115 near the Pocono Raceway, then onto PA-903 past the Carbon County line sign, past the ski area entrance and south some more to a dirt road that leads to the top. I parked in a clearing off the main road.
I followed the road down a dip to a reservoir, then hard-left onto another road that goes to the top. These roads are for the ski area to access its machines, but apparently hikers are not prohibited. However, I saw no one.
After 20 minutes and a mile, I arrived to the top and some towers The highest point is a jumble of rocks about a three-minute walk west of the first towers. I clambered the easy ten feet to tag the top rocks. Someone had thoughtfully installed some metal steps ages ago, but I did not need them.
I jog-walked back to my car, gone a total of 40 minutes. I was now on the east boundary of Pennsylvania, and soon, I would leave the state and visit Kittatinny Mountain, the state highpoint of New Jersey. After that visit, I drove south in the waning daylight toward Philadelphia. Frankly, I was tired and wanted to get a hotel somewhere. However, there was one more easy county highpoint close by, and I wanted to visit it before powering down.
|Summary Total Data|
| Total Elevation Gain:||400 ft / 121 m|
| Round-Trip Distance:||2 mi / 3.2 km|
| Trailhead:||1780 ft / 542 m|
| Route Conditions:||Maintained Trail|
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