Ascent of Long Mountain on 2017-05-01
|Date:||Monday, May 1, 2017|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Elevation:||2270 ft / 691 m|
Ascent Trip ReportSaw this on peakbagger ap but it turns out it was from LOJ and no-one had done it. I did not realize that and I just tried to wing it based on the ap. Not good. I first drove up Long Mountain Road and the aerials looked like they would go all the way but the signs said "private road" "no access to tower" "Dead end" etc...........but I was too far committed to turn around and sure enough the private road dead-ended into a private residence far short of the towers at the peak. Ughhhh. Then I was stuck making a 4 point turn next to the guy that lived up there. Ughhh. I told him I goofed and was believing the google ap that showed there was a road to the peak and he suggested that I paid attention to the signs that say "dead end" and not the technology. He was friendly enough and was polite but retreated quickly. He told me the only way to the tower was from the other side.
What the heck. I drove around to the back and went up the road from the back side which is another private road called Day Break Road that has warning signs all over the place saying "private roads for residents and guests" But there were few houses and some nice lots for sale, so I did not try a 4 point turn again I kept going and saw several lots with inviting realtor signs. I am always looking for new real estate and decided to see some lots and take photos of the signs so I could call the realtor and see what the price of the lots were.
Some nice lots up high too. The private road dead ends just before the tower with a gate. The Gate has typical signage like you see next to a tower maintenance road but not nearly as menacing as some of the lot owners felt compelled to place down lower on Day Break Road. This is one of the few places where the neighborhood warning signs were more unfriendly than the tower road! A wide area next to the gate is there but I would not advise risking parking there very long as the folks in this neighborhood are seriously not friendly to anyone who is not a guest. I wonder how one is too purchase a lot from a relator there? In fact, now that I think about it, the feel is just so unfriendly, I doubt I will call the realtor to purchase a lot in there after all. Well it never hurts to look.
|Summary Total Data|
| Total Elevation Gain:||170 ft / 51 m|
| Gain on way in:||170 ft / 51 m|
| Start Trailhead:||Gate 2100 ft / 640 m|
|Ascent Part of Trip: Atlanta-6|
Complete Trip Sequence:
Total Trip Gain: 5535 ft / 1688 m Total Trip Loss: 3582 ft / 1093 m
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