Ascent of Blue Mountain-Berks County High Point on 2011-01-08
|Date:||Saturday, January 8, 2011|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
|Peak:||Blue Mountain-Berks County High Point|
| Elevation:||1680 ft / 512 m|
Ascent Trip ReportHad some business in Reading so I took advantage and headed up Rt. 183 to the AT to bag Berks County's high point. There was about 2 inches of powder snow on the ground and it was snowing when I set out. Met 2 groups of backpackers coming out. Surprisingly, the HP is further from the AT than the topo shows. It appears the trail was re-routed north. Fortunately there is a maintained trail to the high point. After about a mile on the trail you will see a sign stating "B.C. HP 1.7". Follow the white round blazes to another sign marked "Caleb Frantz Memorial Trail." From here it is only 1/10 of a mile to the summit cairn and it is clearly marked with round yellow blazes. Summit register on top. Whoever build the trail did a nice job. I suspect it was the local Boy Scouts.
|Summary Total Data|
| Total Elevation Gain:||240 ft / 73 m|
| Round-Trip Distance:||5 mi / 8 km|
| Route:||AT to high point trail|
| Trailhead:||Rt. 183 parking area 1440 ft / 438 m|
| Route Conditions:||Maintained Trail, Snow on Ground|
| Weather:||Snowing, Frigid, Calm, Overcast|
| Time:||40 Minutes|
| Time:||30 Minutes|
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