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Ascent of Sampson Rock on 2016-07-02

Climber: Jason Potkay

Date:Saturday, July 2, 2016
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Sampson Rock
    Location:USA-Maryland
    Elevation:2934 ft / 894 m

Ascent Trip Report

Parked at Finzel Swamp (aka Cranberry Swamp) and used the only trail there. The trail through the swamp was over grown and full of typical swamp creatures. The trail wrapped around a small pond and at the far end I took an ATV trail up hill towards Sampson Rock. I started my Bushwhack towards the summit once I determined that I was as close as I was going to get on the ATV trail. I eventually popped out on a dirt road and followed that to its highest point south of the summit where I entered the dense brush. I chose the most difficult path to the summit which included rock climbing, bolder hopping and a dense bushwhack. FYI, there is power line clear cut that leads to the ridge from the dirt road west of the summit, this provides fairly easy access.


Summary Total Data
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Bushwhack, Scramble
Ascent Statistics
    Route:Finzel Swamp Trail and Bushwhack
Descent Statistics



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