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Ascent of The Pinnacle on 2008-01-20

Climber: Mike Waltz

Date:Sunday, January 20, 2008
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:The Pinnacle
    Location:USA-Pennsylvania
    Elevation:1635 ft / 498 m

Ascent Trip Report

This was a section hike on the AT. I was whooped with all the miles, and had little time to get back to my car. I have learned alot since this hike. Anyhow, I could not enjoy the summit as much as I did on a subsequent climb. I took a quick pic, and hustled back to Port Clinton B-4 dark. The vista is tremendous, and is one of my favorites. (Just so you know, this hike can be done in under 10 miles - and is worth the effort)
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:1235 ft / 376 m
    Total Elevation Loss:1235 ft / 376 m
    Round-Trip Distance:19.6 mi / 31.5 km
    Quality:3 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Snow on Ground
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:Cold, Calm, Partly Cloudy
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:1235 ft / 376 m
    Distance:10.2 mi / 16.4 km
    Route:AT north
    Start Trailhead:Port Clinton, PA  400 ft / 121 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:1235 ft / 376 m
    Distance:9.4 mi / 15.1 km
    Route:Access Rd, AT south
    End Trailhead:Port Clinton, PA  400 ft / 121 m



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