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Ascent of Arlington National Cemetery High Point on 2012-03-02

Climber: William Musser

Others in Party:Frank and Jackie for some of it.
Date:Friday, March 2, 2012
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Arlington National Cemetery High Point
    Location:USA-Virginia
    Elevation:210 ft / 64 m

Ascent Trip Report

It seemed appropriate that after enjoying my sister's retirement ceremony at the Woman's Memmorial at Arlington National Cemetary to go see the many impressive sights in this beautiful American treasure loaded with history. Saw the Changing of the guards at the tomb of the unknown soldier, the monument to the USS Maine, the Arlington House on the hill where Lee lived and in general enjoyed the nice walk among the rolling hills with nice views and thousands of our proud service men and women burried there.

Decided to mark the cemetery approximate HP (not the higher ground at the military installation adjacent) since the hilly paved trails throughout the national cemetary felt like highpointing state and national parks. Nice views of of each the knolls and hills especially at the Arlington House.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:290 ft / 88 m
    Total Elevation Loss:120 ft / 36 m
    Round-Trip Distance:3 mi / 4.8 km
    Grade/Class:1
    Quality:4 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Maintained Trail
    Weather:Cool, Clear
cool but not raining
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:220 ft / 67 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 170 ft / 52 m; Extra: 50 ft / 15m
    Loss on way in:50 ft / 15 m
    Distance:1.5 mi / 2.4 km
    Start Trailhead:Bus parking lot  40 ft / 12 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:70 ft / 21 m
    Gain on way out:70 ft / 21 m
    Distance:1.5 mi / 2.4 km
    End Trailhead:same  



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