Ascent of Bobs Hill on 2017-12-30
|Other People:||Solo Ascent|
Only Party on Mountain
|Date:||Saturday, December 30, 2017|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Motorized Transport to Trailhead:||Car|
| Elevation:||1755 ft / 534 m|
Ascent Trip ReportI have never written trip report for sub-1000m peak. But this one is an interesting snow climb.
Parking free at 39.535351, -77.480683 along Catoctin Hollow Rd, just passing William Houck Campground Entrance and Olive Green PATC Cabin (coming from east).
Catoctin Trail TH: 39.616735, -77.470683, about 0.13mi from the parking.
Following 1.9mi trail, passing peak 1767, reaching Cat Rock junction, then I went off-trail when CT cuts Bobs Hill NEN ridge. The ridge is form by interesting rock, but also annoying bushes. A triangle rock should be the true summit. I descent via E slope to the saddle between Peak 1747 so as to avoid bushwhacking.
Bobs Hill summit rock (2017-12-30). Photo by Powen Ru.
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|Summary Total Data|
| Total Elevation Gain:||1075 ft / 326 m|
| Total Elevation Loss:||1075 ft / 327 m|
| Round-Trip Distance:||5.6 mi / 9 km|
| Quality:||3 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)|
| Route Conditions:||Road Hike, Maintained Trail, Bushwhack, Snow on Ground, Scramble, Snow Climb|
| Gear Used:||Ski Poles|
| Gain on way in:||875 ft / 266 m|
| Gain Breakdown:||Net: 635 ft / 193 m; Extra: 240 ft / 73m|
| Loss on way in:||240 ft / 73 m|
| Distance:||2.8 mi / 4.4 km|
| Route:||NEN ridge|
| Start Trailhead:||William Houck CG 1120 ft / 341 m|
| Time:||1 Hours 20 Minutes|
| Loss on way out:||835 ft / 254 m|
| Loss Breakdown:||Net: 635 ft / 193 m; Extra: 200 ft / 60m|
| Gain on way out:||200 ft / 60 m|
| Distance:||2.9 mi / 4.6 km|
| Route:||E slope|
| End Trailhead:||William Houck CG 1120 ft / 341 m|
| Time:||50 Minutes|
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