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Ascent of Droop Mountain on 2011-04-26

Climber: William Musser

Others in Party:solo
----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Tuesday, April 26, 2011
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Droop Mountain
    Location:USA-West Virginia
    Elevation:3597 ft / 1096 m

Ascent Trip Report

Fascinating State Park and this one actually has the Droop Mountain Peak (not the Droop Mountain Battlefield Park to the north). This site has some crazy sandstone formations that are wonderfully preserved with boardwalks making a fun afternoon outing.

For excercise, I parked down the hill in a holler at elevation 3230 plus or minus and walked up to the parking lot, walked the boardwalks then hiked over to the top of Droop Mountain (outside of the park boundary slighty) although I did not know that till I got back and checked the maps.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:367 ft / 111 m
    Round-Trip Distance:2 mi / 3.2 km
    Route:road, trails, and wayfinding
    Trailhead:saddle in entrance road before park boundary  3230 ft / 984 m
    Grade/Class:1
    Quality:7 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Maintained Trail, Bushwhack
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Clear
70F



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