Ascent of Rabun Bald on 2006-07-15
|Date:||Saturday, July 15, 2006|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Elevation:||4696 ft / 1431 m|
Ascent Trip ReportA solo hike on a semi-rainy day. Not a very strenuous hike as there was only an elevation gain of 1,196' in 4.2 miles. Classic southern appalachian trail thick with mountain laurel and rhododendron. There is a tower on top that does provide a 360 degree view, which is nice given that so many of the 4000+' peaks in GA are densely forested and provide no vista. I met one couple on this trail the entire way. Not heavily used, though it may have been my fortune to go on a day that threatened rain on and off.
|Summary Total Data|
| Elevation Gain:||1196 ft / 365 m|
| Distance:||8.4 mi / 13.5 km|
| Route:||Bartram Trail|
| Trailhead:||Hale Ridge Road 3500 ft / 1066 m|
| Route Conditions:||Maintained Trail|
| Weather:||Hot, Breezy, Overcast|
| Time Up:||0 Days 3 Hours 0 Minutes|
| Time Down:||0 Days 3 Hours 0 Minutes|
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