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Ascent of Big Schloss on 2018-07-13

Climber: Mike Stinson

Others in Party:Jeremy Stinson
Tanya Stinson
Date:Friday, July 13, 2018
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Big Schloss
    Location:USA-Virginia/West Virginia
    Elevation:2964 ft / 903 m

Ascent Trip Report

THE PEAK NAME IS SPELLED "BIG SCHLOSS."
Climbed in the late morning and early afternoon in typical summer weather, i.e., warm and humid. No threat of rain during our hike. Mill Mountain Trail is easy to follow from Wolf Gap to the top. It's eroded and wide near its beginning, and somewhat so all the way to the Big Schloss summit. It's easy to follow both because it is obvious and because there are frequent orange blazes along the trail from the trailhead all the way to the spur that leads to the rocks at the summit area. Don't miss this turn (a right turn as you are heading north, away from Wolf Gap, well-marked by a sign on our visit) or you will miss the top of Big Schloss. Nice views west, north, and east from the rocks on top.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:704 ft / 214 m
    Extra Gain:10 ft / 3 m
    Round-Trip Distance:4.4 mi / 7.1 km
    Route:Mill Mountain Trail
    Trailhead:Wolf Gap Recreation Area  2280 ft / 694 m
    Grade/Class:Class 2
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Scramble
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:Clear



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