Ascent of Tunnel Hill Northeast on 2016-12-11

Climber: Wayne Snyder

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Sunday, December 11, 2016
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Tunnel Hill Northeast
    Location:USA-West Virginia
    Elevation:1602 ft / 488 m

Ascent Trip Report

I continued north on US 250 from the house on Culley Hill to Hupp Ridge Road. I turned right onto the road and drove about a mile to the old farm house. There were trucks everywhere and the road was closed. The trucks were loading up water for the mining in the area. I turned around and drove back to Tunnel Hill road. I turned onto it and there was a truck there with flashing lights. I asked the guy in the truck if he minded me hiking up the hill behind him. He said no problem that he was just watching traffic for the water trucks. I parked on the side of the road. There was tons of trash dumped here. I walked down the road some till I found a nice path through the brush.

I bushwhacked up through the trees and torn bushes to the first big pond. I walked around it and up to the top of the hill. In the google satellite image it shows a man made lake on the top. That is gone now. It is only a grassy area that I walked around to try to find the high point. I also went further back to ensure I got the highest point that was not disturbed. I then made my way back to the car. There are some torn bushes on the steep hill leading to the road that you must navigate through.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:171 ft / 52 m
    Round-Trip Distance:1.5 mi / 2.4 km
    Trailhead:1431 ft / 436 m
    Quality:1 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Maintained Trail, Open Country, Bushwhack, Snow on Ground
    Weather:Cold, Calm, Clear
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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