Ascent of High Point on 2009-01-31

Climber: James Barlow

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Saturday, January 31, 2009
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:High Point
    Location:USA-New Jersey
    Elevation:1803 ft / 549 m

Ascent Trip Report

Did this one as part of a backpacking trip along the Appalachian Trail over a 3 day weekend in January, 2009. I stayed at the Rutherford Shelter after snowshoeing in to it from the road. The temperature dipped to 7 degrees F overnight, which was colder than I expected. I then made my way up to the summit and back to my car along the AT. 2 days of my 3 day weekend freezing my ass off at High Point was enough for me. Elevation gained is from the Rutherford Shelter (where I spent the night) along the AT south of Rt. 23.

I generally attempt the easy walk-up peaks in the dead of winter from miles away to really earn them. High Point was no exception. Pics
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:623 ft / 189 m
    Total Elevation Loss:683 ft / 207 m
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles, Snowshoes
    Nights Spent:1 nights away from roads
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:623 ft / 189 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 443 ft / 135 m; Extra: 180 ft / 54m
    Loss on way in:180 ft / 54 m
    Route:Appalachian Trail
    Start Trailhead:1360 ft / 414 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:503 ft / 153 m
    End Trailhead:1300 ft / 396 m

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