Ascent of Cacapon Mountain-Ridge Benchmark on 2017-08-18

Climber: PJ Anderer

Date:Friday, August 18, 2017
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Cacapon Mountain-Ridge Benchmark
    Location:USA-West Virginia
    Elevation:2320 ft / 707 m

Ascent Trip Report

Parked at the overlook after driving up from the valley below. Gate was open and road was in ok condition, even passed a piece of equipment flattening out the bad spots. Started down the trail half a mile to make the climb more legitimate. The path/road north is ok, if a bit overgrown. Climbed back up and Ttrned off the road to find the benchmark. Found the mark that points to the actual marker, but took a little while to find the actual BM. Proceeded to the cacao on high point after the brief off-road excursion. Felt like ice lost all my trail running skills lately.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:249 ft / 75 m
    Extra Gain:20 ft / 6 m
    Round-Trip Distance:2 mi / 3.2 km
    Route:Park road
    Trailhead:Overlook  2111 ft / 643 m
    Quality:2 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Bushwhack
Ascent Statistics
    Time:10 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Time:8 Minutes
Ascent Part of Trip: Cacapon

Complete Trip Sequence:
1Cacapon Mountain-Ridge Benchmark2017-08-18249 ft / 76 m
2Cacapon Mountain-High Point2017-08-18340 ft / 104 m
Total Trip Gain: 589 ft / 180 m    Total Trip Loss: 589 ft / 180 m

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