Ascent of Scioto County High Point on 2014-04-27

Climber: Richard Oestreicher

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Sunday, April 27, 2014
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Scioto County High Point
    Elevation:1340 ft / 408 m

Ascent Trip Report

My driving to the trailhead followed previous reports, but I took a slightly different route up from Crabtree Cemetery Rd. A few hundred yards before the gated road to the microwave tower. there's a parking spot with a sign reading "Crabtree Bridle Trail." Althpugh it's not on the topo maps My Garmin map shows this as a road headed up the west side of the high point ridge coming closer to the hp than the route up the tower road. It's clearly not been a road for a while, but it's a well cleared trail that must get some periodic maintenance because there only a handful of downed trees along the route. The road/trail eventually gets to within just a few feet of the high spot, although there's some up and down along the way so total elevation gain is nearly double the net difference between trail head a and peak
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:566 ft / 172 m
    Total Elevation Loss:278 ft / 84 m
    Round-Trip Distance:2.4 mi / 3.9 km
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Bushwhack
    Weather:Hot, Partly Cloudy
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:421 ft / 128 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 288 ft / 88 m; Extra: 133 ft / 40m
    Loss on way in:133 ft / 40 m
    Distance:1.2 mi / 1.9 km
    Route:bridle path
    Start Trailhead:Crabtree Cemetery Rd.  1052 ft / 320 m
    Time:26 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:145 ft / 44 m
    Gain on way out:145 ft / 44 m
    Distance:1.2 mi / 1.9 km
    Time:24 Minutes

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