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Ascent of Tanners Ridge on 2020-09-11

Climber: Mike Stinson

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Friday, September 11, 2020
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Tanners Ridge
    Location:USA-Virginia
    Elevation:3435 ft / 1046 m

Ascent Trip Report

Parked at a small parking lot on Skyline Drive just north of Tanners Ridge Overlook. Accessed a road just north of the parking aera, followed that to a junction with a yellow-blazed trail and turned left. This wet, grassy trail led to Tanners RIdge Road. FOllowed that down to the AT crossing at the N edge of the cemetery. Took the AT into the woods looking for the intersection with a bridle trail shown on the USGS map and it turns out that trail is gone. Instead I bushwhacked from the AT southwest to the summit. To return I bushwhacked east to the road then followed that all the way to Skyline Drive and walked the road shoulder back to my car, which was simpler and faster.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:55 ft / 16 m
    Total Elevation Loss:55 ft / 16 m
    Round-Trip Distance:2.4 mi / 3.9 km
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Maintained Trail, Bushwhack
    Weather:Pleasant, Overcast
Descent (To Destination) Statistics
    Loss on way in:55 ft / 16 m
    Distance:1.4 mi / 2.3 km
    Route:north / northeast ridge bushwhack
    Start Trailhead:Skyline Drive  3490 ft / 1063 m
Ascent (From Destination) Statistics
    Gain on way out:55 ft / 16 m
    Distance:1 mi / 1.6 km
    Route:east ridge / roads
    End Trailhead:3490 ft / 1063 m



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