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Ascent of Peak 1560 on 2014-11-02

Climber: Richard Oestreicher

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Sunday, November 2, 2014
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Peak 1560
    Location:USA-West Virginia
    Elevation:1570 ft / 478 m

Ascent Trip Report

I took Little Indian Creek Road north of US 19 a few miles past the Morgantown Mall. Just north of the peak on my left I turned onto Stewart Rd. I parked at a Y intersection with another rd. What I thought was the peak rose out of a steep open field to the southeast. The land is posted, but I asked and received permission at the nearest house. The walk up the field was easy and scenic on a gloriously sunny fall afternoon. At the top I followed the fence line to a high spot at just a bit over 1500 feet where it was clear that the real peak was another knob about a quarter mile farther on. There's an impressive hunter's blind atop the peak ridge. The last quarter mile is a bushwhack through weeds, but a rough use path, probably left by the hunter, meanders to the ridge.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:434 ft / 131 m
    Total Elevation Loss:110 ft / 32 m
    Round-Trip Distance:1.5 mi / 2.4 km
    Route Conditions:
Open Country, Bushwhack
    Weather:Pleasant, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:379 ft / 115 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 324 ft / 99 m; Extra: 55 ft / 16m
    Loss on way in:55 ft / 16 m
    Distance:0.8 mi / 1.2 km
    Start Trailhead:Stewart Rd.  1246 ft / 379 m
    Time:21 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:55 ft / 16 m
    Gain on way out:55 ft / 16 m
    Distance:0.8 mi / 1.2 km
    Time:18 Minutes



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