Ascent of Hightop Mountain on 2017-09-22
|Date:||Friday, September 22, 2017|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Motorized Transport to Trailhead:||Car|
| Elevation:||3587 ft / 1093 m|
Ascent Trip ReportThis was a great hike in the Shenandoah National Park, from South River Picnic Area to Hightop Hut. It is approximately 13 miles round trip and has a couple persistent uphill sections of climb.
On the way to Hightop Hut is the actual peak of Hightop. There is a short side trail from the Appalachian Trail that goes to the top. I did find a survey marker, but only one.
The Hightop Hut is a fairly standard 3 sided structure with an internal mezzanine and can sleep approximately 8. There is one privy at this location, a couple poles to hang food bags from. I did not see a food locker. The spring was pretty good and flowing. There are also several very good tent sites right nearby.
VLOG here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VILwdod8iR8
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