Ascent of Alcovy Mountain on 2013-02-28
|Others in Party:||supported by Rose|
----Only Party on Mountain
|Date:||Thursday, February 28, 2013|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Motorized Transport to Trailhead:||Car|
| Elevation:||1070 ft / 326 m|
Ascent Trip ReportA moderately steep, paved road climb ..... 1.5 miles, 40 minutes RT.
We approached from I-20 exit 98 east of Covington. We traveled north on hwy#11 for 7.77 miles to a left turn on Whitney Road, 1.5 miles stayed straight (west) on Alcovy Mountain Road and in 1.1 miles arrived at its dead-end at a turnaround. We parked here this was my TH.
A narrow paved road continues west then bends-left/winds/climbs moderately steep .75 miles to the summit, capped with a fenced-in Communication Tower. The road starts out by passing by a private house before reaching a gate at 200 yards with no fencing, sign reads Quality Deer Management Area".
I made my way around the fence to get to the HP .... the rock outcrop 20 yards south of the Tower, GPS 33.73240,-83.74516, embedded in a rock at a lower elevation is a BM, "NATIONAL GEODETIC SURVEY, JERSEY, 1975."
A beautiful all pine forest with partial views through the trees.
"SHE WAS PAINTED OVER LIKE A PARK BENCH." ...... too much makeup.
|Summary Total Data|
| Total Elevation Gain:||320 ft / 97 m|
| Round-Trip Distance:||1.5 mi / 2.4 km|
| Route:|| mod steep rd climb sb from alcovy mtn rd|
| Trailhead:||Alcovy Mountain Road 750 ft / 228 m|
| Route Conditions:||Road Hike, Bushwhack|
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