Ascent of Burnside Ridge on 2011-04-26
|Others in Party:||Solo|
|Date:||Tuesday, April 26, 2011|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Motorized Transport to Trailhead:||Car|
| Location:||USA-West Virginia|
| Elevation:||3200 ft / 975 m|
Ascent Trip ReportSaw 10 deer and one striped skunk on trip.
Left house at 5 AM started hike at 6AM.
Parked at Ranger station and waited for light. Walked down to Watoga lake to touch the water and start at a known elevation that was as low as I could find on the topo map.
The paved road had no traffic and the views near the top were the best of any hike on this trip because they took the time to actually clear the bluffs in areas and provide a nice view. The newly paved parking area to the Ann Bailey Tower trail (3 more miles down trail)looked interesting but i had no more time before leaving to catch my flight and I found the true summit and got my vertical in. The summit is not at the parking area but is a short distance from the parking area. Made for a nice "road hike".
|Summary Total Data|
| Total Elevation Gain:||705 ft / 214 m|
| Total Elevation Loss:||695 ft / 211 m|
| Round-Trip Distance:||3.5 mi / 5.6 km|
| Quality:||6 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)|
| Route Conditions:||Road Hike|
| Weather:||Cool, Calm, Clear|
49 F start ended at 60F
| Gain on way in:||655 ft / 199 m|
| Gain Breakdown:||Net: 605 ft / 185 m; Extra: 50 ft / 15m|
| Loss on way in:||50 ft / 15 m|
| Distance:||1.8 mi / 2.9 km|
| Route:||paved roads and short bushwhack|
| Start Trailhead:||Lake Watoga water edge by Ranger Station 2595 ft / 790 m|
| Loss on way out:||645 ft / 196 m|
| Loss Breakdown:||Net: 595 ft / 181 m; Extra: 50 ft / 15m|
| Gain on way out:||50 ft / 15 m|
| Distance:||1.7 mi / 2.7 km|
| End Trailhead:||parking lot at Ranger Station 2605 ft / 794 m|
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