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Ascent of Tea Creek Mountain on 2011-04-24

Climber: William Musser

Others in Party:MAR
----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Sunday, April 24, 2011
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Tea Creek Mountain
    Location:USA-West Virginia
    Elevation:4541 ft / 1384 m

Ascent Trip Report

An easy trail ideal for backpacking and the start of a lot of trails back into the Tea Creek Mountains and subsidiary ridges of the Monongahela National Forest area. The physical peak is NOT on the trail but is easily bushwhacked to the true highpoint north of the trail. Some interesting boulders were found where you could crawl down and hide away...practiced my hibernation routine and thinking how to build a shelter from one of these features often seen near the summits.

Easy summit and back to car thus bagging three of the 4,500 threshold peaks this morning.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:341 ft / 103 m
    Round-Trip Distance:1.6 mi / 2.6 km
    Route:Tea Creek TH
    Trailhead:parking lot off scenic HWY  4200 ft / 1280 m
    Grade/Class:1
    Quality:6 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Bushwhack
    Weather:Drizzle, Pleasant, Calm, Partly Cloudy
68-70F



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