Ascent of Blue Mountain-Lehigh County High Point on 2013-03-27

Climber: Jean André Laverdure

Date:Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Blue Mountain-Lehigh County High Point
    Elevation:1674 ft / 510 m

Ascent Trip Report

The blue-blazed trail is a beauty of a former road beyond its lower eroded sections when it climbs at a steady westward incline to its junction with the AT (fun jog up & down); following AT northward found a faint herd path with small cairn going north to a fire ring below broken shack in the rocks above, a simple scramble up onto a ridgeline of an upthrust rock pile and fantastic high above late day views. The hike started under a dark heavy threatening thundercloud and wind which cleared away to a sunny day, finishing with more cloud and light hail chasing me back down to the AT and a quick roadway descent. A quite exciting finish-up, roadtrip wise to climbing AT, GA & SC HPs in a week of snow storming south on my heels to my climbing a deserted Brasstown Bald in snow & flurry!
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:1123 ft / 342 m
    Total Elevation Loss:1123 ft / 342 m
    Round-Trip Distance:3.9 mi / 6.3 km
    Quality:4 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Scramble
    Weather:Cool, Breezy, Partly Cloudy
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:1113 ft / 339 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 1103 ft / 336 m; Extra: 10 ft / 3m
    Loss on way in:10 ft / 3 m
    Distance:1.9 mi / 3.1 km
    Route:Blue Trail, AT, Herd Path & Rock Scramble
    Start Trailhead:Dresher Rd  571 ft / 174 m
    Time:1 Hours 9 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:1113 ft / 339 m
        Loss Breakdown:Net: 1103 ft / 336 m; Extra: 10 ft / 3m
    Gain on way out:10 ft / 3 m
    Distance:2 mi / 3.2 km
    Route:Rock Scramble, Herd Path , AT & Blue Trail
    End Trailhead:Dresher Rd  571 ft / 174 m
    Time:1 Hours 5 Minutes
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Jean André Laverdure
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