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Ascent of Wetzel County High Point on 2013-11-21

Climber: Ed Wandall

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Thursday, November 21, 2013
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Wetzel County High Point
    Location:USA-West Virginia
    Elevation:1680 ft / 512 m

Ascent Trip Report

Fun drive back into the holler. The white house on the crest of the road that the CoHPers use as a landmark is 3.0 miles from the Covered bridge, by my rental car's odometer. If you are heading steeply downhill, you passed it. The house was not occupied, as far as I could tell. There are two routes, both of which start to the left (facing) of the house. There is a two track that a 4x4 or high clearance 4WD vehicle could drive, or a nice grassy path a bit closer to the house. Highpoint has some old fence and an old TV antenna.

Regrettably, I must have walked right past the old cemetery. Never saw it. I had no signal back there, so I didn't have a topo (was using my phone GPS).
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:400 ft / 121 m
    Trailhead:1280 ft / 390 m
    Route Conditions:
Unmaintained Trail



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