Ascent of Alcovy Mountain on 2013-02-28

Climber: Ben Lostracco

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
Peak:Alcovy Mountain
    Elevation:1070 ft / 326 m

Ascent Trip Report

A 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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