Ascent of Thunder Hill on 2015-01-19
|Others in Party:||Jeremy Stinson|
----Only Party on Mountain
|Date:||Monday, January 19, 2015|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Elevation:||4000 ft / 1219 m|
Ascent Trip ReportParked at Blue Ridge Parkway overlook just north of entrance road to Apple Orchard Mountain radar facility (pulloff on right when heading north). Walked north on Parkway, which was gated (closed) just north of this parking area, to road on right leading to summit area. Took old roadway to clearing. Hunted around for highest rocks, to tag summit, and for any remnants of former military facility. Found part of an old telephone pole and some evidence that there had been an antenna here once. Backtracked to Parkway, then took AT towards Apple Orchard Mountain.
|Summary Total Data|
| Total Elevation Gain:||110 ft / 33 m|
| Route Conditions:||Road Hike, Bushwhack|
Clear, cool to cold, breezy.
| Gain on way in:||110 ft / 33 m|
| Route:||old road from Blue Ridge Parkway|
| Start Trailhead:||3890 ft / 1185 m|
|Ascent Part of Trip: Thunder Hill and Apple Orchard (0 nights total away from roads)|
Complete Trip Sequence:
Total Trip Gain: 445 ft / 136 m
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