Ascent of Tuscarora Mountain on 2011-03-03

Climber: Richard Oestreicher

Date:Thursday, March 3, 2011
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Tuscarora Mountain
    Elevation:2458 ft / 749 m

Ascent Trip Report

From US 30 turn N at the county line (a Mountain View Bar and Grill is across the street). An earlier County High Pointer trip report notes a sign for Cowan's Gap state park and a street name. I didn't spot either, but it's hard to miss the turn (coming from someone who's not an ace navigator!) if you note the bar cross the street. In just under a mile head right on Tower Road. Be careful of your speed! Although I saw no speed limit signs a surly Forest Ranger stopped me for going over the official 25 mph speed limit, and gave me a warning ticket. Continue past a microwave tower to the turn around circle. It's basically a drive up, but you can wander the area if you're compulsive about making sure you've hit the high point. The high point is in the vicinity, either amongst the pilings of an old tower or across the street in the woods (basically a flat area). Just a few yards east find some platform rocks overhanging the cliff edge with an impressive panoramic view of the valley.
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