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Ascent of Green Ridge Lookout on 2014-11-28

Climber: Bryan Kraai

Date:Friday, November 28, 2014
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Green Ridge Lookout
    Location:USA-Ohio
    Elevation:1265 ft / 385 m

Ascent Trip Report

The landowner came out when I was on the road taking photos. He was very nice and we talked about the lookout for a bit. He showed me some things from the lookout that he had in his home and after a bit asked if I'd like to go up to the cab. I was delighted and said yes I would. The lower section of stairs are removed but he has a ladder rigged up that he lowered into place and we ascended from there. He bought the tower and the 2 acres of land it sits on 20 years ago and built his home next to the tower.
As I was preparing to drive away later on he came out of the house with old visitor logs from the 1950's and 60's. I was entranced by this information and he also had a "Towerman Smoke Log" book dating back to 1952!! This guy was great and I really appreciated seeing this memorabilia. Certainly a highlight of the day for sure :-)
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:2 ft / 0 m
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike
    Weather:Cool, Breezy, Partly Cloudy
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:2 ft / 0 m
    Start Trailhead:1263 ft / 384 m
Descent Statistics
Ascent Part of Trip: Nov 28

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDateGain
1Atkinson Ridge Lookout2014-11-28 a 
2Keystone Lookout2014-11-28 b30 ft / 9 m
3Lone Pine Lookout2014-11-28 c20 ft / 6 m
4Woods Ridge Lookout2014-11-28 d20 ft / 6 m
5Copperhead Lookout2014-11-28 e20 ft / 6 m
6Sand Hill2014-11-28 f210 ft / 64 m
7Green Ridge Lookout2014-11-28 g2 ft / 1 m
8Scioto Trail Lookout2014-11-28 h5 ft / 2 m
Total Trip Gain: 307 ft / 94 m



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