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Ascent of Point Reno on 2016-09-12

Climber: Rob Anthony

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Monday, September 12, 2016
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Start at Home
Peak:Point Reno
    Location:USA-District of Columbia
    Elevation:415 ft / 126 m

Ascent Trip Report

Flew into DC on a red-eye for the annual congressional geoscience day visit. I got to my hotel and noticed that the highpoint was only about 3.7 miles from where I was staying, so decided to walk out to it the first afternoon to wake up some.

I stayed at the American Guest House on and walked about 0.8 miles up Connecticut St. I then headed towards Wisconsin St and took it to Fort Reno park.

The high point is fairly easy to identify - it is located away from the softball fields on a hill behind a large oak tree. There is higher ground that is fenced off (the reservoir), but that is not natural. I've read reports of people climbing it anyway, but given the number of people and high schoolers in the park around 5:00, I decided to pass this time.

Really not much of a view - you just feel like you're standing on a slight hill in a park.

Followed pretty much the same route back.

Another State/territory high point checked off. I wouldn't go too far out of my way to get this one again.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:185 ft / 56 m
    Total Elevation Loss:185 ft / 56 m
    Round-Trip Distance:7.3 mi / 11.7 km
    Grade/Class:Class 1
    Quality:2 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Open Country
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:165 ft / 50 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 145 ft / 44 m; Extra: 20 ft / 6m
    Loss on way in:20 ft / 6 m
    Distance:3.6 mi / 5.9 km
    Route:Connecticut and Wyoming Sts.
    Start Trailhead:American Guest House   270 ft / 82 m
    Time:47 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:165 ft / 50 m
        Loss Breakdown:Net: 145 ft / 44 m; Extra: 20 ft / 6m
    Gain on way out:20 ft / 6 m
    Distance:3.6 mi / 5.8 km
    Route:Connecticut and Wyoming Sts.
    End Trailhead:American Guest House   270 ft / 82 m
    Time:1 Hours 1 Minutes



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