Ascent of Aldis Hill on 2019-06-14

Climber: Gustav Sexauer

Others in Party:Katrina
Date:Friday, June 14, 2019
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Aldis Hill
    Elevation:849 ft / 258 m

Ascent Trip Report

We bought a pair of stools in Georgia and continued on to get a little hike in. We parked on Governor Smith Drive and found the weird mowed area that looked like it could be a park or a vacant lot. There was a trail leading back into the woods from the north center of the field which soon brought us to a sign that said that the hill is open for playing on. We wound our way through the maze of trails, always taking the one that went more up. We came across an odd structure that we were debating the use for, only to find that it's the top station of the rope tow at Hard'ack Ski Area! We will have to come back in the winter. We then continued up the ridge which was beginning to be rocky as Ben Lostracco advertised. We found a long grey rock that looked to be the highest since the slope farther on was all downhill. We went back down essentially the same way we came. There was humorous graffiti on a brick wall near the edge of the forest. The artists were "so tough" for painting the Vans shoes logo and phrases like "so-and-so loves whatsherface".
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:244 ft / 74 m
    Round-Trip Distance:1 mi / 1.6 km
    Trailhead:Governor Smith Drive  605 ft / 184 m
    Grade/Class:Class 1
    Quality:4 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail
    Weather:Cool, Calm, Overcast
Ascent Statistics
    Time:16 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Time:12 Minutes

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