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Ascent of Rocky Mountain on 2011-05-30

Climber: Scott Parkins

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Monday, May 30, 2011
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Rocky Mountain
    Location:USA-Virginia
    Elevation:4072 ft / 1241 m

Ascent Trip Report

For those with a serious 4x4, you could drive to top, not recommended for others who care about the underside of their vehicle. Lots of washouts and rocks. But then you would miss the fun of hiking open balds and a road in 90 degree heat.

Some nice views (ignore the cell phone tower farm) to south toward Mount Pleasant.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:1212 ft / 369 m
    Extra Gain:320 ft / 97 m
    Distance:10 mi / 16.1 km
    Route:AT/Access Road
    Trailhead:Hog Camp Gap  3500 ft / 1066 m
    Quality:4 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Maintained Trail, Scramble
    Weather:Hot, Calm, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Time Up:2 Hours 30 Minutes



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