Ascent of McGaffey Mountain on 2010-09-20

Climber: Ben Lostracco

Others in Party:supported by Rose
Date:Monday, September 20, 2010
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:McGaffey Mountain
    Elevation:1310 ft / 399 m

Ascent Trip Report

A 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.

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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