Ascent of Alcovy Mountain on 2015-07-28

Climber: William Musser

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Tuesday, July 28, 2015
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Alcovy Mountain
    Elevation:1070 ft / 326 m

Ascent Trip Report

Ben's TR is spot on as usual down to the best spot to park. I will only add a few relevant observations. First, the area is fenced in and some sort of deer preserve. There was some info on the gate that I photographed and read later. It is called the Quality Deer Management Area. The gate was not locked and did not have no trespassing info all of it so I ran on up the tall hill in about 15 minutes. Interestingly I did see deer. Lots of deer and they were not so afraid of a hiker. When examining my photo of the gate later, I read the fine print and it said no hunting or trespassing without permission. Hmmmmm. Oooops missed that part but it was very subtle in small print and unlike most places with a tower was not posted with obvious signs to prohibit to entering.

Second observation - it was a very nice solitude hike. Pretty land with open view canopy and nice woods. The roadway up to the tower as narrow and heavily wooded-shaded so it gave the feel of a nice hiking trail. The true summit is as ben says just behind the tower. I ran down and back to the car and was gone no longer than say 25 minutes. Some additional gain in the small saddle between the car parked and the tower road.

Final note....Alcovy is a common name in the area. Many roads named after it and I crossed creeks named after it. I am curious to look up the history of the Alcovy name as everything in the area bares it's name.

Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:380 ft / 115 m
    Extra Gain:40 ft / 12 m
    Round-Trip Distance:1.6 mi / 2.6 km
    Route:semi paved immanence road to tower
    Trailhead:Road turn around  770 ft / 234 m
    Grade/Class:1 and 1+
    Quality:4 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Bushwhack
82F humid
Ascent Statistics
    Time:15 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Time:10 Minutes
Ascent Part of Trip: GA Day 2

Complete Trip Sequence:
 Stone Mountain2015-07-28 a1050 ft / 320 m
2Cornish Mountain2015-07-28 b195 ft / 59 m
3Alcovy Mountain2015-07-28 c380 ft / 116 m
Total Trip Gain: 1625 ft / 495 m    Total Trip Loss: 1625 ft / 495 m

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