Ascent of Grandfather Mountain on 2012-02-11
|Date:||Saturday, February 11, 2012|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Location:||USA-North Carolina|
| Elevation:||5946 ft / 1812 m|
Ascent Trip ReportA snowstorm was coming through northwestern NC, making this a bit more interesting than a casual hike. I took the Profile Trail, but the parking area wasn't accessible - I parked at a BBQ restaurant about a quarter mile south of the trailhead.
Nice hike, but no views. I'll have to come back. This is a good trail to take on a windy day. The trees and ridge shielded me from the 25-30 mph winds that gusted up to 50 mph. The top was obviously exposed, and I didn't linger long.
|Summary Total Data|
| Elevation Gain:||2588 ft / 788 m|
| Distance:||6.8 mi / 11 km|
| Route Conditions:||Road Hike, Maintained Trail, Snow on Ground|
| Weather:||Snowing, Cold, Very Windy, Low Clouds|
| Elevation Gain:||2278 ft / 694 m|
| Extra Loss:||310 ft / 94 m|
| Distance:||3.4 mi / 5.6 km|
| Trailhead:||3978 ft / 1212 m|
| Extra Gain:||310 ft / 94 m|
| Distance:||3.4 mi / 5.5 km|
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