Ascent of Glade Mountain on 2012-02-26

Climber: Richard Oestreicher

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Sunday, February 26, 2012
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Glade Mountain
    Elevation:3089 ft / 941 m

Ascent Trip Report

I parked along the side of Mt. Davis Road at the entrance to High Point Road which was gated and locked. After 0.16 mi walking on the road, I bush whacked uphill on a GPS heading. Snow on the steep slope made for some slipping, but it may actually be easier in the snow than in warm weather because the hillside is covered with thorn bushes that were less troublesome than they would be in the summer. I reached a ridge line at around 3000 feet. The last 80 feet of ascent are on the nearly flat top. I suspect that trees would obscure the view completely in summer, a shame because I got glimpses of the lakes and peaks around me, an exceptionally picturesque spot for Pa.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:373 ft / 113 m
    Distance:1.6 mi / 2.6 km
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Bushwhack, Snow on Ground
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:373 ft / 113 m
    Extra Loss:71 ft / 21 m
    Distance:0.8 mi / 1.3 km
    Trailhead:Mt. Davis Road  2787 ft / 849 m
    Time Up:28 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Distance:0.8 mi / 1.3 km
    Time Down:18 Minutes

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