Ascent of Savage Mountain on 2012-11-10

Climber: Richard Oestreicher

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Saturday, November 10, 2012
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Savage Mountain
    Elevation:2678 ft / 816 m

Ascent Trip Report

Although Savage Mt. is located on state game land, most of the territory between the game lands and the highway (Pa. 96) is privately owned and posted. After disappointment at a couple of gated and well-posted tracks or private forest roads, I met a couple of local hunters who were scoping out access routes for hunting season (next week, I think). They showed me the access road for the game lands, up what they called Shaefer Run Rd., but is listed on my map as Tiger Valley Rd. It starts in the village of Hyndman, right where the highway jogs left (heading south). It winds around through a beautiful area to a large parking lot in a field. From there I headed up an abandoned portion of the road to a spot 0.45 mi. west of the hp coordinates where the road headed down and away from the coordinates. From there it was a medium difficulty bushwhack; not a lot of thorn bushes as on many other Pa. hills but some pretty thick underbrush. On the way down I headed east from the hp with much less underbrush and then intersected with an abandoned forest track. A better route than the one I followed upward.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:511 ft / 154 m
    Total Elevation Loss:35 ft / 9 m
    Round-Trip Distance:2.6 mi / 4.1 km
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Bushwhack
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:492 ft / 149 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 476 ft / 145 m; Extra: 16 ft / 4m
    Loss on way in:16 ft / 4 m
    Distance:1.3 mi / 2.1 km
    Start Trailhead:State game area parking  2202 ft / 671 m
    Time:40 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:19 ft / 5 m
    Gain on way out:19 ft / 5 m
    Distance:1.3 mi / 2 km
    Time:32 Minutes

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