Ascent of Blue Mountain on 2003-11-27

Climber: Scott Surgent

Others in Party:Beth
Date:Thursday, November 27, 2003
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Blue Mountain
    Elevation:2205 ft / 672 m

Ascent Trip Report

We drove along US-50 to Howellville Road (VA-638), located east of the Shenandoah River. After 6 miles, we drove through the town of Howellville, then stayed left at a junction (still on VA-638) and into the hills, we passed through the community of Blue Mountain, and eventually came onto the crest of the range after 11.2 miles from US-50.

This put us near the Fauquier County highpoint and the remaining two Clarke County highpoint areas. We went right (south) first about 0.6 miles and pulled into a small service road on our left, from where it was a very short stroll to the high area marking Fauquier County's apex. We found a benchmark (BM Warren) and some plastic striping in the area. All this was within a bunch of radio towers. The views weren't very interesting and we only spent a couple minutes here.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:20 ft / 6 m
    Round-Trip Distance:0.2 mi / 0.3 km
    Trailhead:2185 ft / 665 m
    Route Conditions:
Open Country

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