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Ascent of High Top on 2021-01-09

Climber: Powen Ru

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Saturday, January 9, 2021
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:High Top
    Location:USA-Virginia/West Virginia
    Elevation:3640 ft / 1109 m

Ascent Trip Report

- Parked at about 1 mile south to Pocahontas CG.
- followed the gated but "foot travel welcome" forest road (on CalTopo or USFS Topo) to reach a ridge, requiring minor bushwhack.
- dropped down / crossed Widemouth Run, then followed the ridge trail up.
- passed Pub55, followed the summit trail to reach a summer home area, saw some snow.
- found a upended tree appearing to be the high point, then a RM in front an office house.
- followed "Kerri Lane" down to Pub55 and found a sign saying the summit area is private area restricted only to the owners and guests. I saw none today.
- descent via Widemouth Run to get back to the forest road, some sections with heavy brier patches.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:1359 ft / 414 m
    Total Elevation Loss:1359 ft / 413 m
    Round-Trip Distance:5.5 mi / 8.9 km
    Quality:3 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Unmaintained Trail, Bushwhack, Stream Ford, Snow on Ground
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:1237 ft / 377 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 1120 ft / 341 m; Extra: 117 ft / 35m
    Loss on way in:117 ft / 35 m
    Distance:2.6 mi / 4.2 km
    Route:NW ridge trail, then NE ridge
    Start Trailhead:Rt. 92  2520 ft / 768 m
    Time:1 Hours 29 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:1242 ft / 378 m
        Loss Breakdown:Net: 1120 ft / 341 m; Extra: 122 ft / 37m
    Gain on way out:122 ft / 37 m
    Distance:2.9 mi / 4.7 km
    Route:SW ridge, then Widemouth Run
    End Trailhead:Rt. 92  2520 ft / 768 m
    Time:1 Hours 26 Minutes
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip


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