Ascent of Abel Fire Tower on 2013-05-05

Climber: Richard Oestreicher

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Sunday, May 5, 2013
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Abel Fire Tower
    Elevation:1467 ft / 447 m

Ascent Trip Report

My experience matched Ben Lostracco's recent report. You can park at the overlook across and just up the highway, but there's room for one vehicle to park at what I assume used to be the entrance to the road to the tower. A decidedly minor peak, but looking back from up the road, the fire tower poking up through the trees on top of its hill beckoned me.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:136 ft / 41 m
    Round-Trip Distance:0.6 mi / 1 km
    Route Conditions:
Unmaintained Trail
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:136 ft / 41 m
    Distance:0.3 mi / 0.5 km
    Route:abandoned forest road
    Start Trailhead:across from scenic overlook  1331 ft / 405 m
    Time:7 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Distance:0.3 mi / 0.5 km
    Time:7 Minutes

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