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Ascent of Rocky Mountain on 2015-02-08

Climber: Mike Stinson

Others in Party:Jeremy Stinson
Jem Schneider
Date:Sunday, February 8, 2015
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Rocky Mountain
    Location:USA-Virginia
    Elevation:4072 ft / 1241 m

Ascent Trip Report

Approached from Elk Pond Mountain (see trip report) using Boundary Line Trail (blue blaze). Followed trail / road to intersection of road leading to top of Rocky Mountain. Followed road to top, scrambled to top of highest rocks. Returned via road and trail to broad north ridge of mountain, leaving trail southwest of Lovingston Springs. Followed the top of the north ridge northward (no trail), eventually dropping down to intersect with loop trail near Wigwam Falls and then returned to car at Blue Ridge Parkway. Some steeper spots just above stream and Wigwam Falls area.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:342 ft / 104 m
    Total Elevation Loss:932 ft / 284 m
    Grade/Class:Class 2
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Maintained Trail, Bushwhack, Scramble
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:Cool, Breezy, Clear
beautiful afternoon
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:342 ft / 104 m
    Route:trail, forest road from northeast
    Start Trailhead:3730 ft / 1136 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:932 ft / 284 m
    Route:north ridge (bushwhack)
    End Trailhead:Yankee Horse parking, Blue Ridge Parkway  3140 ft / 957 m
Ascent Part of Trip: Elk Pond and Rocky Mountains (0 nights total away from roads)

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDateGain
1Elk Pond Mountain2015-02-08894 ft / 272 m
2Rocky Mountain2015-02-08342 ft / 104 m
Total Trip Gain: 1236 ft / 376 m    Total Trip Loss: 932 ft / 284 m



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