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Ascent of Pyle Mountain on 2011-04-23

Climber: William Musser

Others in Party:solo
----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Saturday, April 23, 2011
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Pyle Mountain
    Location:USA-West Virginia
    Elevation:3099 ft / 944 m

Ascent Trip Report

Finish my training hike by bushwhacking the northern peak of Pyle of Mountains which is several miles north of the southern higher peak in the Pyle Mtn chain. No trail up the mountain but the Allegheny Trail is nearby. Some views off to the east down the steep holler of the farm land and valley separating the larger mountain range to the east - Beaver Lick Mountain. I bushwhacked my way easily since the trees where still without leaves along the ridge heading north.

Extra gain - undualtions in road and the climb back to Rynning house
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:364 ft / 110 m
    Total Elevation Loss:65 ft / 19 m
    Round-Trip Distance:2.3 mi / 3.7 km
    Grade/Class:1
    Quality:4 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Bushwhack
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Partly Cloudy
see Watoga
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:319 ft / 97 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 299 ft / 91 m; Extra: 20 ft / 6m
    Loss on way in:20 ft / 6 m
    Distance:1.1 mi / 1.8 km
    Route:CHRR to Allegheny TH to bushwhack
    Start Trailhead:Chicken House Run Road (CHRR)  2800 ft / 853 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:45 ft / 13 m
    Gain on way out:45 ft / 13 m
    Distance:1.2 mi / 1.9 km
    Route:same but to house
    End Trailhead:Rynning house  
Ascent Part of Trip: Pyle-Watoga

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDateGain
1Watoga Knob2011-04-23 a540 ft / 165 m
2Pyle Mountain2011-04-23 b364 ft / 111 m
Total Trip Gain: 904 ft / 276 m    Total Trip Loss: 565 ft / 172 m



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