Ascent of Point Reno on 2016-06-25

Climber: Andrew Kirmse

Others in Party:Evan Kirmse
Brett Douville
Date:Saturday, June 25, 2016
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Train
Peak:Point Reno
    Location:USA-District of Columbia
    Elevation:415 ft / 126 m

Ascent Trip Report

On a family vacation, I found myself in Washington visiting some museums. We were staying with a friend in Maryland near the Red Line of the Metro, so I thought I’d stop and pick up the DC high point. We got off at the Tenleytown/AU Metro stop and walked north along Wisconsin Ave. to Chesapeake Street where we passed a baseball diamond. Fort Reno with its interesting turret-like buildings is clearly the highest land around, but it is artificial and anyway behind a barbed wire fence. A short distance to the east on a lower rise by some trees is a benchmark at 409 feet that claims to be the highest natural ground. The peak location should probably be moved here.

Summary Total Data
    Round-Trip Distance:0.4 mi / 0.6 km
    Trailhead:Tenleytown/AU Metro Stop  -9999 ft / -3047 m
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Open Country

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