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Ascent of McKean County High Point on 2013-11-11

Climber: Ed Wandall

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Monday, November 11, 2013
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:McKean County High Point
    Location:USA-Pennsylvania
    Elevation:2460 ft / 749 m

Ascent Trip Report

Birthday highpoint. Stayed in Port Allegheny for the weekend, and drove up Mill Street to the intersection with Stillwell Pond road. Left the Great Explorer in her SUV, and hiked down to the State Game Lands parking area. Note, at this time the gate was open, but it stated that it was only open to licensed hunters who had a handicapped sticker. It said that it would close again January 14th, 2014. I did see one other truck drive up the road. I hiked the road to the road crest, then did an easy bushwhack up to the highpoint. You will see a bunch of white and blue blazes that mark the border of the State Game Lands. There is one tree with all sorts of blazes, looks like a blue and white barber pole. The high point seemed like it was near here. I struck out to the east to make sure I covered the other highpoint.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:117 ft / 35 m
    Round-Trip Distance:1 mi / 1.6 km
    Route:State Game Lands road
    Trailhead:2343 ft / 714 m
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Bushwhack
    Weather:Cold
Ascent Statistics
    Time:15 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Time:10 Minutes
Ascent Part of Trip: McKeon (0 nights total away from roads)

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDateGain
1McKean County High Point2013-11-11117 ft / 36 m
2Peak 24692013-11-11 
Total Trip Gain: 117 ft / 36 m    Total Trip Loss: 117 ft / 36 m



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