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