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Ascent of Pilot Knob on 2015-03-13

Climber: Ben Lostracco

Others in Party:supported by Rose
----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Friday, March 13, 2015
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Pilot Knob
    Location:USA-Kentucky
    Elevation:928 ft / 282 m

Ascent Trip Report

An easy Tower Road climb to Pilot Knob, the Simpson COHP. ...... .6 miles, 20 minutes RT.

This is our 75th Day of our "Winter Trip 2015" and our first day County High Pointing the I-65 corridor in Kentucky which is our 16th State.

From the center of the town of Auburn, junction of hwy Business#68/#103 with Marathon gas station on corner, we drove south on #103 for 2.6 miles staying left at the fork on #621 and continuing another .75 miles southeast to a gated FCC Tower Service Road on the right. The gate was locked but not posted.

I walked around the gate and climbed the road southwest .3 miles to the summit .... capped with a fenced-in Communication Tower. The HP is to the west of the Tower in open woods. I forgot to look for the BM.

"SIMPSON COUNTY, ESTABLISHED IN 1819, WAS NAMED FOR CAPTAIN JOHN SIMPSON, A KENTUCKY MILITIA OFFICER WHO FOUGHT IN THE BATTLE OF FALLEN TIMBERS IN THE NORTHWEST INDIAN WAR, AND KILLED DURING THE WAR OF 1812 IN THE BATTLE OF RIVER RAISIN. AS OF THE 2010 CENSUS ITS POPULATION WAS 17,327WITH ITS COUNTY SEAT BEING FRANKLIN."
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:188 ft / 57 m
    Total Elevation Loss:188 ft / 57 m
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Bushwhack
    Weather:Raining, Pleasant, Calm, Low Clouds
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:188 ft / 57 m
    Distance:0.6 mi / 1 km
    Route:roab climb swb from Hwy #621
    Start Trailhead:Hwy #621 east of summit  740 ft / 225 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:188 ft / 57 m
    Route:roab climb swb from Hwy #621
    End Trailhead:Hwy #621 east of summit  740 ft / 225 m



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