Ascent of Armstrong County High Point on 2018-08-30

Climber: Lanny Wexler

Date:Thursday, August 30, 2018
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Armstrong County High Point
    Elevation:1740 ft / 530 m

Ascent Trip Report

Approached from the west taking 839 from Bethlehem to Timblin Road. The landscape in this section of Pennsylvania is very hilly to say the least. The roads wind and weave constantly dipping and climbing over and around hills. Nevertheless, very pretty countryside. This was a difficult highpoint to find. The roads are not very well marked. Find Timblin Road take a left and then take the next left on Dry Ridge Road CR 1012 and proceed north to Mt Tabor. Mt Tabor is not much, just a cluster of homes around a crossroads and you will pass a small church and cemetery on your right before the crossroads.

About a half mile north of the crossroads look for mailbox #629 on your left. I parked on the grassy shoulder there and walked up a steep dirt driveway leading east and south to the obvious high point. You will have about a 300 foot climb and will be walking up a hilltop with the treefarm around you. The dirt road doesn't go to the very top. The last hundred yards will be a moderate bushwack through high grass and trees. I went around to the right as it was a bit more opens.

Enjoy the views of the beautiful western Pennsylvania countryside of lush green hills and valleys and scattered farmhouses. The gray misty morning that I ascended the Armstrong HP made me feel I was in England.
Summary Total Data
    Quality:2 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Bushwhack
    Weather:Cool, Calm, Overcast
Cloudy, Cool and Misty
Ascent Statistics
    Time:10 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    End Trailhead:1740 ft / 530 m

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