Ascent of Blue Mountain-Northampton County High Point on 2021-02-12
|Other People:||Solo Ascent|
|Date:||Friday, February 12, 2021|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Motorized Transport to Trailhead:||Car|
|Peak:||Blue Mountain-Northampton County High Point|
| Elevation:||1695 ft / 516 m|
Ascent Trip ReportParked at the Wind Gap AT parking lot (currently partially plowed with enough room for 3 cars parallel parked). Headed up the AT NObo for 2 miles to the service road that leads to the high point and radio towers. It's then another mile to the high point following the Service Road.
It was 24° and cloudy with new powder from last week. There had been activity on the AT after the last big storm, clearly someone post holed for several miles (good for them, just couldn't do that) and I simply followed that, but broke trail using my snow shoes.
Made it to the highpoint in 1h42m. It's all relatively flat, so there was no discernable highpoint. Made it back to the TH in 1h37m, round-trip of 6.23 miles.
Only saw one other person when I was .5 mile from TH on the return. Besides the solitude, I got to avoid the rocksylvanka feature of this hike.
|Summary Total Data|
| Total Elevation Gain:||947 ft / 288 m|
| Route Conditions:||Road Hike, Maintained Trail, Snow on Ground|
| Gear Used:||Ski Poles, Snowshoes|
| Gain on way in:||947 ft / 288 m|
| Distance:||6.3 mi / 10.1 km|
| Route:||AT (Northbound) to Service Road - Out and back |
| Start Trailhead:||Wind Gap AT Parking Lot 748 ft / 227 m|
| Time:||1 Hours 42 Minutes|
| Time:||1 Hours 37 Minutes|
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