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Ascent to Cacapon Mountain-Ridge Benchmark-1 mile up overlook road. on 2012-12-19

Climber: Ethan Myers

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Ascent Type:Unsuccessful - Turned Back
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Point Reached:Cacapon Mountain-Ridge Benchmark - 1 mile up overlook road.
    Location:USA-West Virginia
    Elevation:1260 ft / 384 m
    Remaining Elevation:1060 ft / 323 m (79% left to go)

Ascent Trip Report

Road to overlook was closed for the season well in advance of what I had anticipated hiking from as it was too late in the day and nearly 10 mile round trip hike I had to abandon this hike. Many other cars apparently were also coming to the park in hopes of driving to summit with many having local W.V. plates so my guess would be maybe overlook road was closed prematurely. Walked down the paved overlook road till about a 1/2 mile past when it became gravel looking to see if there was an adequate pull-off to get out and hike this in summer and there was.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:285 ft / 86 m
    Round-Trip Distance:2 mi / 3.2 km
    Route:Overlook Road
    Trailhead:975 ft / 297 m
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Maintained Trail
    Weather:Cool, Breezy, Partly Cloudy
Ascent Statistics
    Time:20 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Time:20 Minutes



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