Ascent of Cobb Hill on 2012-11-21

Climber: Ben Lostracco

Others in Party:Rose
Date:Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Cobb Hill
    Elevation:2561 ft / 780 m

Ascent Trip Report

A short hike/bushwack .... 400 yards RT for 2 Areas

COBB HILL HAS 3 AREAS with a 2560 foot closed contour, I visited 2 of them as per below. I only learned of the 3rd (furthest southwest at a pipe line) when I was entering this TR, it can be accessed from its south side, Hwy 49/Miles Road (clearly shown on the Satellite Map).

From Potter County Triple Divide Point we drove west of Kidney Road for 1.86 miles to Hwy #49, where continued straight on Cobb Hill Road .81 miles to the crest-of-the-road. We parked here ..... to the right (east) behind the house is the EAST AREA, in a harvested corn field at 100 yards. There was no one home, I walked (wet/muddy) to the fairly obvious high ground and chose my spot at GPS 41.87099,-77.86765.

We continued north on Cobb Hill Road for .6 miles to a left on Ben Green Road, .2 miles west arrived at crest of road and parked van. To the left is the WEST AREA (per PB), an old wooden sign "Cobb Hill Elev 2561" is right beside the road but not on the highest ground.
We went to house #1126 on the left .... Cliff, the owner, told me the whole summit area has been in the family for a long time, and put up the sign years ago, he had no problem with me checking out the area.
A east-west Power Line passes behind his property. I walked the area behind/west of the house, chosing my HP 60 yards west of the house on the lawn, GPS 41.87599,-77.87898.

Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:21 ft / 6 m
    Total Elevation Loss:21 ft / 6 m
    Route Conditions:
Open Country, Bushwhack
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:21 ft / 6 m
    Distance:0.6 mi / 1 km
    Route:visit to 2 areas on cobb hill/ben green roads
    Start Trailhead:Cobb Hill Road and Ben Green Road  2540 ft / 774 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:21 ft / 6 m
    Route:visit to 2 areas on cobb hill/ben green roads
    End Trailhead:Cobb Hill Road and Ben Green Road  2540 ft / 774 m

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