Ascent of Blue Mountain-Lehigh County High Point on 2009-12-21

Climber: Ed Wandall

Date:Monday, December 21, 2009
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Blue Mountain-Lehigh County High Point
    Elevation:1674 ft / 510 m

Ascent Trip Report

Parked at Blue Mountain House/Fort Franklin lot. 6" snow and 24 degrees. Set off through the virgin snow, with only animal tracks around (including bear). The scramble to the top of the county high point was a bit challenging due to the snow, but worth it for the views north. Continued on to Dan's Pulpit. 13 or 14 mile round trip, very pretty, but tough with the snow.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:1309 ft / 398 m
    Extra Gain:500 ft / 152 m
    Round-Trip Distance:13 mi / 20.9 km
    Route:Appalachian Trail
    Trailhead:Blue Mountain House Road  1365 ft / 416 m
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Snow Climb
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:Frigid, Breezy
24 degrees and clear
Ascent Statistics
    Time:3 Hours 
Ascent Part of Trip: Dans Pulpit

Complete Trip Sequence:
1Blue Mountain-Lehigh County High Point2009-12-211309 ft / 399 m
2Dan's Pulpit2009-12-211280 ft / 390 m
Total Trip Gain: 2589 ft / 789 m    Total Trip Loss: 2589 ft / 789 m

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