Ascent of Long Mountain on 2017-05-01

Climber: William Musser

Date:Monday, May 1, 2017
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Long Mountain
    Elevation:2270 ft / 691 m

Ascent Trip Report

Saw 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
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:170 ft / 51 m
    Start Trailhead:Gate  2100 ft / 640 m
Descent Statistics
Ascent Part of Trip: Atlanta-6

Complete Trip Sequence:
1Kennesaw Mountain2017-05-01 a713 ft / 217 m
2Little Kennesaw Mountain2017-05-01 b140 ft / 43 m
3Pigeon Hill2017-05-01 c40 ft / 12 m
4Pigeon Hill2017-05-01 d220 ft / 67 m
5Little Kennesaw Mountain2017-05-01 e380 ft / 116 m
6Kennesaw Mountain2017-05-01 f383 ft / 117 m
7Yonah Mountain2017-05-01 g1686 ft / 514 m
8Long Mountain2017-05-01 h170 ft / 52 m
9Pine Mountain2017-05-01 i722 ft / 220 m
9Pigeon Hill2017-05-02 a225 ft / 69 m
10Little Kennesaw Mountain2017-05-02 b430 ft / 131 m
11Kennesaw Mountain2017-05-02 c401 ft / 122 m
13Pigeon Hill2017-05-02 e25 ft / 8 m
Total Trip Gain: 5535 ft / 1688 m    Total Trip Loss: 3582 ft / 1093 m

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