Ascent of Upshur County High Point on 2015-04-11

Climber: Richard Oestreicher

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Saturday, April 11, 2015
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Upshur County High Point
    Location:USA-West Virginia
    Elevation:3160 ft / 963 m

Ascent Trip Report

I approached this from the south--previous reports started north. I took 46-2, a dirt and gravel road north from the Alexander-Helvetia Rd. (46), and wandered the rough roads until I reached a spot near a gas well a half mlle east of the coordinates, and decided to park and walk what looked like relatively easy terrain--an upslope but little brush or deadfall--rather than drive farther. As one report has noted a gas access road comes within less than 100 yards of the coordinates. I did see this road when I got there, but it was not clear to me how to access it. On the way up I did a p300 3205 about a quarter mile east of the county line. My statistics include that. Beautiful afternoon!
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:360 ft / 109 m
    Total Elevation Loss:80 ft / 24 m
    Round-Trip Distance:1.3 mi / 2.1 km
    Route Conditions:
    Weather:Pleasant, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:360 ft / 109 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 280 ft / 86 m; Extra: 80 ft / 24m
    Loss on way in:80 ft / 24 m
    Distance:0.7 mi / 1.1 km
    Start Trailhead:gas well  2880 ft / 877 m
    Time:20 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Distance:0.6 mi / 1 km
    Time:18 Minutes

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