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Ascent of Massanutten Peak on 2020-03-02

Climber: Mike Stinson

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Monday, March 2, 2020
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Massanutten Peak
    Location:USA-Virginia
    Elevation:2922 ft / 890 m

Ascent Trip Report

Walked up the steep gravel access road from the end of Rainier Drive to nearly the top, then took the trail a few feet to the summit. True summit is near some of the antennas and easy to reach on a short trail which represents one end of the blue-blazed trail that runs along the ridgetop. Nice views with an interpretive sign near the top. The morning of my walk up was warm and windy and several trucks passed me on the way up the access road... a good reminder NOT to park in any way that blocks the road entrance (which I hadn't).
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:800 ft / 243 m
    Round-Trip Distance:2 mi / 3.2 km
    Route:access road
    Trailhead:End of Rainier Drive  2122 ft / 646 m
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Maintained Trail
    Weather:Pleasant, Windy, Partly Cloudy



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