Saturday, March 20, 2010

Exploring Poor Mountain

Jay, Anita and I decided to spend the first day of spring exploring the highest mountain in both Roanoke and Montgomery counties. The 3928 foot summit of Poor Mountain is home to several (many!) radio, television, and who knows what else antennas. That was our destination, and man what a day to do it. 19 miles total for the run. Probably about 3000 feet gain for the day.

I'll post some pics of the structures we found up there at a later date. But for now, here is the topo.

We didn't know it until we got back to the car and looked at the map, but we turned around just short of a lookout. Oh well, now we have a good excuse to go back.

Run hard out there.

1 comment:

Neal Jamison said...

As you can tell by the topo/GPS overlay, we also missed the actual summit.