Ascent of Bridge Mountain on 2013-10-19

Climber: Chase DuPont

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Saturday, October 19, 2013
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Bridge Mountain
    Elevation:6988 ft / 2129 m

Ascent Trip Report

This was an awesome hike. The Rocky Gap Road was really washed out so I was only able to make it about 2 miles before I parked. This increased my total hiking distance to 12 miles. Once up and over the limestone ridge, the sandstone scenery is amazing. I'm thankful for all the cairns and painted markings because route finding would have been difficult with all the ups and downs. All the exposure and scrambling made this a fairly dangerous hike so I wouldn't recommend doing it alone. Also, bring more water than you think you will need. Even if you are able to drive all the way to RR Summit, this hike will take several hours. My 3-liter camelbak ran out when I still had 4 miles to go.
Summary Total Data
    Round-Trip Distance:12 mi / 19.3 km
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Maintained Trail, Bushwhack, Scramble, Exposed Scramble
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
Ascent Statistics
    Distance:6 mi / 9.7 km
    Start Trailhead:Rocky Gap Road  
Descent Statistics
    Distance:6 mi / 9.7 km

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