Ascent of Blue Mountain on 2003-11-27
|Others in Party:||Beth Cousland|
|Date:||Thursday, November 27, 2003|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Elevation:||2205 ft / 672 m|
Ascent Trip ReportWe 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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