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Ascent of Laurel Hill on 2015-07-14

Climber: Eli Wolfhagen

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Tuesday, July 14, 2015
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Laurel Hill
    Location:USA-Pennsylvania
    Elevation:2994 ft / 912 m

Ascent Trip Report

Parked at the Seven Springs Main Lodge. Walked up beneath the Blitzen ski lift to Lake Tahoe area. Then walked to the high point in the wooded area beyond the end of the Gunnar ski lift. Since I found notices at the top that the route that I took up the hill was in fact restricted solely to mountain biking during the summer, I decided to head back down using the Laurel Highlands Hiking Trail which is fairly well blazed with yellow markers.

I was going to try to head over to the Laurel Hill - Radio Tower on the other side of County Line Road, but as I returned to my car at the Seven Springs Main Lodge the sky opened up with a torrential thunderstorm.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:494 ft / 150 m
    Total Elevation Loss:494 ft / 150 m
    Quality:2 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Open Country
    Weather:Hot, Calm, Overcast
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:494 ft / 150 m
    Route:Blitzen Ski Lift Path to Lake Tahoe
    Start Trailhead:Seven Springs Main Lodge  2500 ft / 762 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:494 ft / 150 m
    Route:Laurel Highlands Hiking Trail
    End Trailhead:Seven Springs Main Lodge  2500 ft / 762 m



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