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Ascent of Blue Ridge-Loudoun County High Point on 2015-10-25

Climber: Ben Lostracco

Others in Party:supported by Rose
----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Sunday, October 25, 2015
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Blue Ridge-Loudoun County High Point
    Location:USA-Virginia
    Elevation:1920 ft / 585 m

Ascent Trip Report

A private driveway seb to 2 areas.... .5 miles RT.

Decided to pay a visit to this COHP on the way home from a week's COHPing Trip in WV.

I followed the different TRs, this TR aims to update the situation, this county has 2 candidate high point areas.

A private driveway from Blue Ridge Mountain Road climbs 400 yards southeast directly to a house on the summit with an outstanding panorama to the southeast. The owners are very friendly to County Highpointers. "Ya its right there.", pointing to the right side of the house (Area 2), "Another guy was here a while back for the same thing."
They didn't know the exact location of the Clarke/Loudoun County Line , and I ERRED BIG-TIME in not asking them "in which county was their house located". They allowed me to look around.

The 2 candidate Areas are obvious rocky bumps:
AREA 2 (39.03246,-77.92736) is immediately the right of the house at the rocks. They told me that it was natural ground.
AREA 1 (39.03279,-77.92827) is the bump about 100 yards north of Area 2 and west of the driveway, at a large tree with a huge faded white blotch.
Area 2 is definitely the higher of the 2, however, not knowing the Boundary Line location, one must visit both areas and stomp around till satisfied.

The driveway entrance on Blue Ridge Mountain Road (SR 601) is the reported ".... two large old stone posts with a fancy iron work gate ..." at 2.9 miles northeast of John Mosby Hwy (US 50/17) at Ashby Gap. An old steel sign "CAIRNGOM" Is on the left stone post.
The house #20962 is on the face of the gate, so if the gate is open the number is not visible.

Walk or drive to the summit depending on the gate position.

"ONE DAY I UNDERTOOK A TOUR THROUGH THE COUNTRY, AND THE DIVERSITY AND BEAUTIES OF NATURE I MET WITH, EXPELLED EVERY GLOOMY AND VEXATIOUS THOUGHT." ........ daniel boone

Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:120 ft / 36 m
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Bushwhack
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:120 ft / 36 m
    Distance:0.6 mi / 1 km
    Route:driveway seb from blue ridge mtn road
    Start Trailhead:Blue Ridge Mtn Road  1800 ft / 548 m
Descent Statistics
    Route:driveway seb from blue ridge mtn road
    End Trailhead:Blue Ridge Mtn Road  



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