Ascent of Penoboscot on 2012-01-10

Climber: Ethan Myers

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Tuesday, January 10, 2012
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
    Elevation:1240 ft / 377 m

Ascent Trip Report

Came up from the Mocanaqua preserve on a cold day as well. Trail was pretty easy except for one very steep section where the trail was just about vertical for about 30 feet of elevation gain. Would not want to back down that as due to it's former life as a coal mine there is no rock's or anything to slow your descent just very fine rock fill. Nice views of the Main branch of the Susquehanna. A bit of a warning though this seems to be a very popular place for atvs and off roaders as I encountered at least 4 different vehicles on this trip.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:610 ft / 185 m
    Round-Trip Distance:8 mi / 12.9 km
    Trailhead:630 ft / 192 m
    Grade/Class:Class 1-2
    Quality:5 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Bushwhack, Scramble
    Weather:Cool, Breezy, Partly Cloudy
Ascent Statistics
    Time:2 Hours 30 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Time:1 Hours 30 Minutes

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