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Ascent of Mill Hill on 2012-06-22

Climber: Ben Lostracco

Others in Party:supported by Rose
Date:Friday, June 22, 2012
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Mill Hill
    Location:USA-Pennsylvania
    Elevation:700 ft / 213 m

Ascent Trip Report

A road/herd path climb ..... 1.25 miles, 45 minutes RT

From the town of Hereford, intersection 29/100, we drove south on 29 for 2.17 miles to a left on Zeigler Road, .37 miles left on Mill Hill Road, .68 miles to the State Game Lands parking area on the left side just before Mill Hill Road turns to the southeast. This was my TH.

From the TH I followed the Northwest GPS route in Greg Slayden's TR, I started on a head path for a short distance before bushwacking to the wooded summit .... rocky terrain with a lot of thorny stuff, a nasty bushwack, not recommended.

When I arrived on the ridge I came to a nice herd path the went both ways on the ridge, the obvious HP is just beside the path, GPS 40.42711,-75.51256. The PB coordinates puts it in a much lower elevation.

Because on my nasty ascent route I decided to descend on the herd path, so what follows is my recommended route to summit.
From the TH walk 40 yards on Mill Hill Road to the southeast turn, turn left onto the driveway at the sign post and go .09 miles to a grass driveway on the left (just before gravel driveway), turn onto the driveway and in 40 yards look-for/follow the overgrown track on the right which heads north 40 yards to dirt road.
Follow this dirt road 200 yards to where it bends right (east), left is the start of the herd path that climbs west to the ridge then follows the ridge southwesterly directly to the summit. Easy route with no wacking, about .62 miles.

"RIGHT IS RIGHT, EVEN IF EVERYONE IS AGAINST IT AND WRONG IS WRONG EVEN IF EVERYONE IS FOR IT." ...... William Penn.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:240 ft / 73 m
    Round-Trip Distance:1.2 mi / 2 km
    Route:road/herd path from mill hill road
    Trailhead:mill hill road TH  460 ft / 140 m
    Route Conditions:
Unmaintained Trail



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