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Ascent of Clingmans Peak on 2011-05-07

Climber: Tom Layton

Date:Saturday, May 7, 2011
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Clingmans Peak
    Location:USA-North Carolina
    Elevation:6520 ft / 1987 m

Ascent Trip Report

From Potato Knob, I continued northbound past the cabins to the radio road, discovering in hindsight that I had been trespassing. Since I work for the organization that has the radio towers, I decided not to trespass there, too. The gate appears to be about 20 vertical feet below the summit.

I continued on to Mt. Gibbes.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:480 ft / 147 m
    Weather:Pleasant, Breezy, Partly Cloudy
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:480 ft / 147 m
    Distance:0.5 mi / 0.8 km
    Route:boundary trail
    Trailhead:Potato Knob  6040 ft / 1840 m
    Time Up:27 Minutes
Descent Statistics
Ascent Part of Trip: Southern Black Mtns

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDate
1Potato Knob2011-05-07 a
2Clingmans Peak2011-05-07 b
3Mount Gibbes2011-05-07 c
4Mount Hallback2011-05-07 d



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