Ascent of Oxford Mountain on 2009-10-24

Climber: Ed Wandall

Date:Saturday, October 24, 2009
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Oxford Mountain
    Location:USA-New Jersey
    Elevation:1000 ft / 304 m

Ascent Trip Report

This 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:
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:470 ft / 143 m
    Start Trailhead:Picnic area on Rt. 31  530 ft / 161 m
Descent Statistics
Ascent Part of Trip: Oxford

Complete Trip Sequence:
1Oxford Mountain2009-10-24470 ft / 143 m
2County House Mountain2009-10-24498 ft / 152 m
Total Trip Gain: 968 ft / 295 m

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