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Ascent of Maintop Mountain on 2019-06-18

Climber: Ariel Jacala

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Tuesday, June 18, 2019
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:4x4 Vehicle
Peak:Maintop Mountain
    Location:USA-Virginia
    Elevation:4040 ft / 1231 m

Ascent Trip Report

Access Notes: This is a logical doubleheader with The Priest. See “The Priest” access notes. On the return from the Priest – cross the road that leads to the parking area and proceed on the AT. This is a 2.85 mile long hike with a short off trail jaunt to the summit. Elevation gain is 1090 feet. If you miss a faint trail that leads to the summit at mile 2.55. You can pick up another trail where the AT makes a hard left at mile 2.83. Look right as the AT makes the hard left and there is a faint trail that leads to the summit.

Activation Notes
The summit is heavily forested with limited views but there is enough clear space to set-up antennas. This was a long hike day – when combined with The Priest – totaled 10 miles of hiking together. I did not bring enough water and food which made the day even longer.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:1990 ft / 605 m
    Extra Gain:505 ft / 153 m
    Round-Trip Distance:5.7 mi / 9.2 km
    Route:Appalachian Trail
    Trailhead:37.83060, -79.08387  3060 ft / 932 m
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Time:1 Hours 55 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Time:1 Hours 55 Minutes
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip


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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Ariel Jacala
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