Ascent of McGaffey Mountain on 2010-09-20
|Others in Party:||supported by Rose|
|Date:||Monday, September 20, 2010|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Motorized Transport to Trailhead:||Car|
| Elevation:||1310 ft / 399 m|
Ascent Trip ReportA rough road walk with a short bushwack ...... 1.8 miles, 1h15 hour RT.
From Vienna on hwy #41, drive northeast on Vienna Mountain Road for half a mile to Rugged Hill Road on the right. Park here on this corner, this is the TH.
Walk-up generally east on Rugged Hill Road (rough steep 4x4 road) to a T junction with a north-south road (abt .5 miles). Turn right (southerly) and walk 150 yards to a left (east) turn, At 125 yards enter a huge clearing and immediately to the right is a grass track that leads to a chain barrier at 100 yards. Follow this track (south) .25 miles to a Cabin with a few buildings, great views to the west.
From here it is a short bushwack south-southeast in open woods to the obvious wooded summit (.1 mile), I saw a number of pink flags as reported by others. About 1 mile from the TH. I walked the area to the south to ensure the Highpoint. I returned the same way.
"MOST PEOPLE ARE ON THE WORLD, NOT IN IT." ...... John Muir
|Summary Total Data|
| Total Elevation Gain:||710 ft / 216 m|
| Round-Trip Distance:||1.9 mi / 3 km|
| Route:||rugged hill road/grass track/bushwack from vienna |
| Trailhead:||corner of vienna mountain road/rugged hill road 600 ft / 182 m|
| Route Conditions:||Road Hike, Unmaintained Trail, Bushwhack|
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