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Ascent of Cameron County High Point on 2012-11-20

Climber: Ben Lostracco

Others in Party:supported by Rose
----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Cameron County High Point
    Location:USA-Pennsylvania
    Elevation:2380 ft / 725 m

Ascent Trip Report

We used Michael Schwartz's TR of 2000, ground conditions have changed.
We approached from the east, starting at the intersection of Hwy 46 and the unsigned gated road, .7 miles south of the Cameron/Mckean County Line. We drove generally west on the very windy broken pavement road (the gate was open, a BTI Security Control Booth is just inside the gate) for 2.83 miles and parked the van on the right side of the road.

This spot is just before the road turns/descends right as a lesser road, straight ahead at 200 yards is a new gas installation facility (workers on site). Just before our parking spot is a culvert under the road for the drainage creek. An old logging road (somewhat obscure) on the south side of the road, 15 yards west of the culvert, leads south to the summit (my hiking route).
Just before arriving here I passed (to the left) a fenced-in moated/man-made reservoir with a plastic liner, a gas line on the left parallels the road.
I must note that everything described here is clearly shown on the Satellite Map and this road is now the main access road to this industrialized area with a lot truck traffic.

From my TH I walked/climbed the old logging road on a 200 degree compass line .3 miles to the summit. The first half of the road is somewhat overgrown with a heard path .
The road passes to the right of the somewhat obvious HP and continues beyond, I chose my spot 10 yards to the left of the road at GPS 41.59829,-78.36118.

"LIFE MUST BE LIVED FORWARD, BUT CAN ONLY BE UNDERSTOOD BACKWARDS."
Summary Total Data
    Route Conditions:
Unmaintained Trail, Bushwhack
Ascent Statistics
    Distance:0.6 mi / 1 km
    Route:logging road sb from dirt road
Descent Statistics



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