Ascent of Birch Rock Hill on 2011-11-19

Climber: Richard Oestreicher

Date:Saturday, November 19, 2011
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Birch Rock Hill
    Elevation:2934 ft / 894 m

Ascent Trip Report

I took Fire Tower Road 0.3 mi. to a long driveway that heads toward the peak. The homeowner graciously allowed me to park there and traipse through his property. I headed downhill toward the trail through the Roaring Run Natural Area, but discovered that the trail didn't get me any closer to the peak, so I headed uphill from the trail, using a combination of access roads, use trails, and bushwhack. Houses and hunter's cabins dot the woods here and there but it's easy to skirt well around them. On my return and bushwhacked on a GPS heading to my start point.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:479 ft / 145 m
    Total Elevation Loss:146 ft / 44 m
    Round-Trip Distance:1.4 mi / 2.3 km
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Unmaintained Trail, Bushwhack
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:479 ft / 145 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 333 ft / 102 m; Extra: 146 ft / 44m
    Loss on way in:146 ft / 44 m
    Distance:0.8 mi / 1.2 km
    Start Trailhead:2601 ft / 792 m
    Time:24 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Distance:0.7 mi / 1 km
    Time:18 Minutes

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