Ascent of Tunnel Hill Northeast on 2016-12-11
|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 ReportI 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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