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Ascent of Ricketts Fire Tower on 2014-06-15

Climber: Ed Wandall

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Sunday, June 15, 2014
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Ricketts Fire Tower
    Location:USA-Pennsylvania
    Elevation:2380 ft / 725 m

Ascent Trip Report

Quick run up from the gate. Beware of porcupines and there was a big bear on the trail. Saw his fresh tracks in the mud, but I didn't see him. Short bushwhack brings you to the tower footings.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:175 ft / 53 m
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Bushwhack
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:175 ft / 53 m
    Distance:0.5 mi / 0.8 km
    Start Trailhead:Gate at Opperman Pass  2205 ft / 672 m
    Time:15 Minutes
Descent Statistics
Ascent Part of Trip: Cherry Ridge

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDateGain
1Ricketts Fire Tower2014-06-15175 ft / 53 m
2Ricketts Tower-North Ridge2014-06-15 
3Cherry Ridge2014-06-15255 ft / 78 m
Total Trip Gain: 430 ft / 131 m    Total Trip Loss: 255 ft / 78 m



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