Ascent of Town Hill on 2011-06-12

Climber: Jason Potkay

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Sunday, June 12, 2011
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Town Hill
    Elevation:2039 ft / 621 m

Ascent Trip Report

Highest Point of Green Ridge State Forest

To get there from Interstate 68 in Western MD, take exit 62 and head south on 15 Mile Creek Rd. Stay right at the fork in the road to continue traveling south on Green Ridge Rd SE. You will eventually want to make a left onto Mertens Ave. Mertens Ave interesects with Stafford Rd at 'Banners Overlook' on the ridge of Town Hill, north of the summit. I parked at 'Banners Overlook' and hiked south on Stafford Rd (jeep trail) to the summit.

Note that all of the roads with in the Green Ridge State Forest are unimproved roads. Stafford Rd was in the worst condition of all of the roads that I travelled. In fact with a 4x4 and a chain saw (for any possible downed trees) this peak could be driven.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:412 ft / 126 m
    Distance:2.4 mi / 3.9 km
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Clear
warm and hazy
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:412 ft / 126 m
    Distance:1.2 mi / 1.9 km
    Route:Stafford Rd
    Trailhead:Banners Overlook  1627 ft / 495 m
Descent Statistics
    Distance:1.2 mi / 1.9 km

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