Ascent of Three Ridges on 2016-07-06

Climber: Mike Stinson

Date:Wednesday, July 6, 2016
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Three Ridges
    Elevation:3970 ft / 1210 m

Ascent Trip Report

Hiked south from the Reed's Gap parking area to the summit, tagging Bee Mountain along the way. There's a beautiful exposed rock overlook along the way that gives great views of The Priest and Three Ridges. The summit area is fairly flat and the exact summit is not marked so I spent some time visiting the various candidates for the highest point. Trail is easy to follow all the way. Vertical gain reflects only this segment of the hike (after Bee Mountain).
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:1090 ft / 332 m
    Round-Trip Distance:8.5 mi / 13.7 km
    Route:Appalachian Trail from Reed's Gap
    Trailhead:2880 ft / 877 m
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Bushwhack
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
Ascent Part of Trip: Three Ridges from the North (0 nights total away from roads)

Complete Trip Sequence:
1Meadow Mountain-North Peak2016-07-06499 ft / 152 m
2Bee Mountain2016-07-06274 ft / 84 m
3Hanging Rock2016-07-06 
4Three Ridges2016-07-061090 ft / 332 m
Total Trip Gain: 1863 ft / 568 m    Total Trip Loss: 1863 ft / 568 m

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