Ascent of Point Reno on 2012-03-03

Climber: William Musser

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Saturday, March 3, 2012
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Point Reno
    Location:USA-District of Columbia
    Elevation:415 ft / 126 m

Ascent Trip Report

After a late evening with my family enjoying my sister's USN Captain retirement party, my cousin Bud and I awoke at 6 AM regretting allowing others to pour the tequila and i dropped him off at Ronald Regan Airport and venutured up the DC highpoint.

Not particularly scenic, but i enjoyed reading the history of the site was the furthest confederate advance into Union territory and how Lincoln had to be a bit concerned learning of their advance into the DC area. I did not see evidence of the old fort there but there is and old tower in with the public works site.

I parked over at the Wilson HS and walked around and up to the reservoir, tower, public works site, the middle school and up to the big field.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:85 ft / 25 m
    Total Elevation Loss:30 ft / 9 m
    Round-Trip Distance:1 mi / 1.6 km
    Quality:3 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Open Country
    Weather:Drizzle, Cool, Overcast
50F and rainy
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:75 ft / 22 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 55 ft / 17 m; Extra: 20 ft / 6m
    Loss on way in:20 ft / 6 m
    Distance:0.5 mi / 0.8 km
    Start Trailhead:road intersection  360 ft / 109 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:10 ft / 3 m
    Gain on way out:10 ft / 3 m
    Distance:0.5 mi / 0.8 km
    End Trailhead:same  

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