Ascent of Oxford Mountain on 2009-10-24
|Date:||Saturday, October 24, 2009|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Location:||USA-New Jersey|
| Elevation:||1000 ft / 304 m|
Ascent Trip ReportThis was cool. Parked at the picnic area on 31 south of the high point. Probably the steepest approach, but I was looking for a workout. 100 feet took me to Tunnel Hill road. Wondered briefly if I should have parked there, but kept heading up. Remarkably, not many brambles and stickers, which is rare for my highpointing. Once you gain the ridge, you will cross a few false summits. Right before I got to the high point, I spooked a black bear, which made my day. He (or she) trundled off to the north and I just grooved on my luck that day. As the weather quickly deteriorated, I headed northeast to Sykes gap to bag County House Mountain.
|Summary Total Data|
| Total Elevation Gain:||470 ft / 143 m|
| Route Conditions:||Bushwhack|
| Gain on way in:||470 ft / 143 m|
| Start Trailhead:||Picnic area on Rt. 31 530 ft / 161 m|
|Ascent Part of Trip: Oxford|
Complete Trip Sequence:
Total Trip Gain: 968 ft / 295 m
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