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Ascent of Bobs Hill on 2016-10-16

Climber: PJ Anderer

Date:Sunday, October 16, 2016
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Bobs Hill
    Location:USA-Maryland
    Elevation:1755 ft / 534 m

Ascent Trip Report

From Cat Rock took the trail all the way to the Blue trail connection. The summit is off that trail a bit. As I went along to the overlook I saw movement out of the corner of my eye. As I was running I was pretty much past when I turned I saw it was a whole family of bears. The kids (not small ones!) took off away from the trail but mama made a step or two towards me before also fleeing. I had myself convinced it didn't happen by the time I reached the bottom of the hill. But there is an article about a family of bears invading the campground at CF State Park in the Post from last week (in a general article about camping there) so maybe not.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:660 ft / 200 m
    Extra Gain:200 ft / 60 m
    Round-Trip Distance:4 mi / 6.4 km
    Route:Cat rock extended
    Trailhead:Cat Rock trail  1495 ft / 455 m
    Quality:2 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
Ascent Statistics
    Time:35 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Time:32 Minutes
Ascent Part of Trip: Cunningham Falls

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDateGain
1Cat Rock2016-10-16730 ft / 223 m
2Bobs Hill2016-10-16660 ft / 201 m
Total Trip Gain: 1390 ft / 424 m    Total Trip Loss: 1390 ft / 424 m



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