Ascent of Chestnut Bald on 2011-09-06
|Date:||Tuesday, September 6, 2011|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Location:||USA-North Carolina|
| Elevation:||6000 ft / 1828 m|
Ascent Trip ReportI had just finished climbing Chestnut Bald, the highest point in Transylvania County, in the rain. I was wet and very happy to be getting into my car and out of the miserable weather. That was when I noticed I was missing my GPS. If I was a wealthy man I would have probably said, "Heck with it; I'll buy a new one," but I am a retired school teacher. I was quickly back out in the weather making the long climb in the soggy weather to look for my lost navigational aid. I was a little worried about locating the summit again without it, because it required over 400 feet of bushwhacking to reach the highest point. Fortunately, I found the summit again and my GPS was still sitting on a log where I had left it. I thought my experience might make a funny commerical for Garmin. My GPS was still operating, even though it was sitting in the rain the entire time I was gone. I was VERY glad to reach my car for the second time (with my GPS this time) and get out of the weather for good.
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