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Ascent of Big Schloss on 2015-11-26

Climber: Wayne Snyder

Others in Party:Burx Norrod <6874> and Sugar
Date:Thursday, November 26, 2015
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Big Schloss
    Location:USA-Virginia/West Virginia
    Elevation:2964 ft / 903 m

Ascent Trip Report

We used this address to get to the Wolf Gapp parking lot:

12360 Trout Run Rd, Wardensville, WV 26851

We parked and started up the Mill Mountain Trail at 9:26 am. We made our way up the trail arriving at Big Scloss around 10:20. We continued on towards Mill mountain. We stopped at the Overlook at 11:00 am about 4 miles in and took some pictures. We continued on till passing what looked like the top, but we continued on till we came to the junction with the blue blazer trail and the wood sign saying "Little Stony Crk TR / Little Sluice MTN TR". We arrived at this sign at 11:58 am. The map at the beginning of the trail showed the peak as down the blue blazer trail, but after some research and reading the trip report by James Barlow we turned back and went back up the orange blazer Mill Mountain trail till we got back to the peak. We took the small spur West to find the shed and telephone pole at 12:29 pm. We took pictures and then pushed into the woods some to find the USGS marker and the high point which does appear to be by a big tree. We ate and relaxed some before heading back down. We arrived at Big Scloss at 2:24 pm and took tons of pictures and enjoyed the views. There are awesome views on top of Scloss. We then made our way back down to the parking lot arriving at 3:42pm. All together is was 13.7 miles. :)
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:204 ft / 62 m
    Round-Trip Distance:0.5 mi / 0.8 km
    Route:Scloss Spur Trail - While Blazer
    Trailhead:2760 ft / 841 m
    Quality:4 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Open Country
    Weather:Pleasant, Breezy, Clear



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