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Ascent of Hogback Mountain on 2009-11-28

Climber: James Barlow

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Saturday, November 28, 2009
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Hogback Mountain
    Location:USA-Virginia
    Elevation:3474 ft / 1058 m

Ascent Trip Report

I started near the bottom of Jeremy's Run to summit this one. I didn't realize how much elevation I gained until I plugged it into this website. It's gained over a few miles, so it is less noticeable. I made my way up out of Jeremy's Run and on to the Elkwallow Trail heading north parallel to the Appalachian Trail. I then joined the AT not too far south of Hogback and headed for the summit. Unfortunately the summit has a few buildings and some radio crap on it. Pretty disappointing for a summit in a National Park. It has my vote for removal of human trash form the summit. I took a quick pic and then headed back down to some rocks near the AT that had a much nicer view for my lunch. From the AT, I headed down into Thornton River to make my camp for the night.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:2474 ft / 753 m
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:2474 ft / 753 m
    Extra Loss:50 ft / 15 m
    Route:Jeremy's Run Tr, Elkwallow Tr, AT Northbound
    Trailhead:1050 ft / 320 m
Descent Statistics
Ascent Part of Trip: Shenandoah - Nov '09 (2 nights total away from roads)

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDate
1Knob Mountain2009-11-27
2Hogback Mountain2009-11-28
3Hazeltop2009-11-29 a
4Hazeltop-South Ridge2009-11-29 b



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