Ascent of Thorny Flat on 2019-09-28
|Other People:||Solo Ascent|
Only Party on Mountain
|Date:||Saturday, September 28, 2019|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Motorized Transport to Trailhead:||Car|
| Location:||USA-West Virginia|
| Elevation:||4848 ft / 1477 m|
Ascent Trip ReportMisoriented 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|
| 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|
| 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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