Ascent of Chicken House Run Knob on 2011-04-24

Climber: William Musser

Others in Party:Solo
----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Sunday, April 24, 2011
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Chicken House Run Knob
    Location:USA-West Virginia
    Elevation:3240 ft / 987 m

Ascent Trip Report

Followed the power line cut on private property ( Rynning's neighbors - with their permission). This cut was so steep that i could never get the balls of my feet down. The entire climb up was digging my toes into the hill. Busted up without taking a break - good excercise! and then found the ridge and used the GPS to locate the first 4200 contour peak and then worked north until i found the Forest Service Roads. Evenutally found the intersection of the Allegheny Trail and the yellow blaze trail and followed the yellow blazes. That trail made a horse shoe bend along the ridge and turned me back 180 degrees before i found the true peak.

The rolling terrain on top of the knob gives a lot of extrain gain..i estimate i got 120 feet on the ascent although some of that was bushwhacking to figure out where the true peak was located. I saw a 4.5 long black snake in the bushes and took a nice photo of him sunning himself.

The views of the open hollers along the horse shoe ridge were the must attractive of any of the hikes i made on this trip to date. The highpoint, however offered nothing spectacular in terms of views but the woods were very nice and i saw lots of birds and plenty of solitude.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:780 ft / 236 m
    Total Elevation Loss:640 ft / 194 m
    Round-Trip Distance:3.8 mi / 6.1 km
    Grade/Class:2 and 1
    Quality:5 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Bushwhack
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Clear
70 F
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:600 ft / 182 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 480 ft / 146 m; Extra: 120 ft / 36m
    Loss on way in:120 ft / 36 m
    Distance:1.8 mi / 2.9 km
    Route:power line cut vertical ascent to Forest Service R
    Start Trailhead:Rynning property corner off creek  2760 ft / 841 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:520 ft / 158 m
        Loss Breakdown:Net: 340 ft / 104 m; Extra: 180 ft / 54m
    Gain on way out:180 ft / 54 m
    Distance:2 mi / 3.2 km
    Route:Allegheny trail to more forest trails
    End Trailhead:Rynnings house  2900 ft / 883 m

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