Ascent of Thorny Flat on 2019-09-28

Climber: Powen Ru

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Saturday, September 28, 2019
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Thorny Flat
    Location:USA-West Virginia
    Elevation:4848 ft / 1477 m

Ascent Trip Report

Misoriented before locating a bike trail, but there are many, some maintained/well-marked, some not. I followed whichever leading to higher ground but bypassing another 4840 at north.
Once I reached an assumed high point (the southernmost point of my track that coincident with the mark on ArcGIS), I walked around to approach pb point or the bullseye of the BM triangle. Fortunately, I found the BM which is closer to pb point.
On descent, I started with a bike trail, then switched to a dirt road once it is in view. Light bushwhacking to connect the dirt road back to the lodge parking.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:236 ft / 71 m
    Total Elevation Loss:236 ft / 71 m
    Round-Trip Distance:1 mi / 1.6 km
    Quality:2 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Bushwhack
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Overcast
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:119 ft / 36 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 48 ft / 14 m; Extra: 71 ft / 21m
    Loss on way in:71 ft / 21 m
    Distance:0.6 mi / 1 km
    Route:bike trail
    Start Trailhead:SnowcrestLodge Parking  4800 ft / 1463 m
    Time:20 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:165 ft / 50 m
        Loss Breakdown:Net: 48 ft / 14 m; Extra: 117 ft / 35m
    Gain on way out:117 ft / 35 m
    Distance:0.4 mi / 0.6 km
    Route:dirt road
    End Trailhead:SnowcrestLodge Parking  4800 ft / 1463 m
    Time:7 Minutes
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Powen Ru
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