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Ascent of Brushy Mountain on 2011-04-13

Climber: Ed Wandall

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Wednesday, April 13, 2011
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Brushy Mountain
    Location:USA-Tennessee
    Elevation:4911 ft / 1496 m

Ascent Trip Report

Great little hike from Trillium Gap. Brushy Mountain is well named, as the whole mountain is covered with low, scrubby brush (Laurel?). The trail is thin, well defined, and it can be wet. Great views back to LeConte. Above 5000' it was covered in ice.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:251 ft / 76 m
    Distance:1.4 mi / 2.3 km
    Route:Brushy Mountain Trail
    Trailhead:Trillium Gap  4660 ft / 1420 m
    Quality:6 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Weather:Cold, Calm, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Time Up:20 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Time Down:10 Minutes
Ascent Part of Trip: Leconte2 (1 nights total away from roads)

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDate
1Brushy Mountain2011-04-13
2Mount Le Conte2011-04-13
3Mount Le Conte-Cliff Top2011-04-13
4(Attempt) Mount Le Conte-West Point2011-04-13
5Mount Le Conte-Myrtle Point2011-04-13



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