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Ascent of Clinton County High Point on 2013-06-16

Climber: Ben Lostracco

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Sunday, June 16, 2013
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Clinton County High Point
    Location:USA-Pennsylvania
    Elevation:2375 ft / 723 m

Ascent Trip Report

A beautiful bushwack amid Laurel's in full bloom ..... .9 miles, 40 minutes RT.

I used the route in M Schwartz's TR of 2000. which still applies.
From my parking at the Pipe Line right-of-way on Hwy #144 (3.5 miles north of the Centre/Clinton County Line or 14 miles south of the #144/120 junction north of the Susquehanna River in Renovo) I walked the right-of-way northerly 550 yards to the height-of-land at an orange/white post marker.

Just beyond on the right I picked-up/followed a grass track that winds/heads easterly, at a short distance I left the track and bushwacked/zig-zagged easterly looking for high ground, eventually choosing a spot at GPS 41.21014,-77.83546, nothing obvious. I probably went about 150-200 yards east with the total wack being 400 yards.
The whole area is young woods with a waist high carpet of brush and beautiful/outstanding Mountain Laurels, practically in full bloom, some animal trails eases the way. I couldn't have picked a better time, I loved this wack.

"HAPPINESS, I HAVE DISCOVERED, IS THE RESULT OF A HIKE AMID WILD FLOWERS."
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:75 ft / 22 m
    Round-Trip Distance:1.2 mi / 2 km
    Route:nb on pipe line right-of-way with eb wack
    Trailhead:Pipe Line right-of-way at Hwy #144  2300 ft / 701 m
    Route Conditions:
Open Country, Bushwhack
Ascent Statistics
    Time:25 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Time:10 Minutes



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