Ascent of Montour Ridge-Northeast Slope on 2015-05-08

Climber: Richard Oestreicher

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Friday, May 8, 2015
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Montour Ridge-Northeast Slope
    Elevation:1380 ft / 420 m

Ascent Trip Report

I followed Ben Lostracco's report both for driving there and walking the high point area. Like Ben I started at the gate on the track up to the microwave towers and then bushwhacked roughly west along the ridge. This allowed me to cross the several bumps shown on the topo map. I wasn't quite sure where the county line was, but at least I passed over the several contour bumps shown on the map. The bushwhacking was easier than most Pa. bushwhacks I've done--few thorn bushes, relatively little dead fall and fairly thin underbrush. But hot! I bushwhacked down to the State Game Land road on the way back. Saw several deer.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:93 ft / 28 m
    Total Elevation Loss:46 ft / 14 m
    Round-Trip Distance:1.3 mi / 2.1 km
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Bushwhack
    Weather:Hot, Partly Cloudy
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:93 ft / 28 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 47 ft / 14 m; Extra: 46 ft / 14m
    Loss on way in:46 ft / 14 m
    Distance:0.7 mi / 1.1 km
    Start Trailhead:gated tower track  1333 ft / 406 m
    Time:17 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Distance:0.6 mi / 0.9 km
    Time:13 Minutes

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