Ascent of Quirauk Mountain on 2015-12-12
|Date:||Saturday, December 12, 2015|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Motorized Transport to Summit:||Car|
| Elevation:||2140 ft / 652 m|
Ascent Trip ReportHad a group of buddies attempting the 4 state Appalachian Trail challenge starting at the Pennsylvania border, so I figured this was the time to make the trip up Quirauk and get the high point. Actually hiked past around 8 in the morning (from 1200 up to 1800 at High Rock in less than an hour) but the schedule was too tight for them so I went about 10 miles, drove to Washington Monument State Park and then ran a little more before meeting the group through halfway. At that point I headed back up to Pen Mar to drive back up the mountain.
I had called earlier in the week to obtain permission and everyone along the way knew who I was and what I was doing. Showed my ID to the gate and was able to proceed to the top without any issues. Circled around the tower, took a picture of the benchmark I found and looked east and imagined what the view would be like. Then headed back down to High Rock and did the overlook there.
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| Quality:||1 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)|
| Route Conditions:||Road Hike|
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