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Ascent of Mount Ambler on 2011-09-13

Climber: Scott Parkins

Others in Party:Brent
Date:Tuesday, September 13, 2011
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Mount Ambler
    Location:USA-North Carolina/Tennessee
    Elevation:6120 ft / 1865 m

Ascent Trip Report

Ran over this on the way to Mount LeConte via Boulevard Trail. Almost unnoticable top unless watching where you are on topo map (or have GIS). Actual top is probably 50-75 feet off the right side of the trail (toward Charlie's Bunion).

Sunrise start resulted in two black bears about midway between Newfound Gap and Ambler. Young 'un ran off into the woods, but about 4 foot long mama bear seemed unimpressed with us and casually walked along trail before clearing off. She sat and watched us pass.
Summary Total Data
    Quality:4 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Bushwhack
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Distance:2.2 mi / 3.6 km
    Route:AT
    Trailhead:Newfound Gap  
    Time Up:1 Hours 15 Minutes
Descent Statistics



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