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Ascent of Mount Le Conte in 2006

Climber: G. Ringle

Others in Party:Benjamin Hays
Jack Hays
Previous Hikes: Philip Juras
Elizabeth Juras
Anne Lowry
Leo Ladaga.
Date:2006
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mount Le Conte
    Location:USA-Tennessee
    Elevation:6593 ft / 2009 m

Ascent Trip Report

This was the eighth time I have completed this trail. I was happy to ascend this time with two of my nephews, Ben and Jack Hays. They made perfect hiking partners as both were strong and didn't complain once about being on a trail for eight hours. We were lucky to have a remotely clear day, so the views were spectacular. I have been there when the haze wasn't so thick, but this was June when it's typically hazy if not shrouded in clouds. I'd say that half of my eight ascents were into white-out fog conditions. I hope it gave them a lust for the mountains as my first trip here in 1988!
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:2763 ft / 842 m
    Distance:11 mi / 17.7 km
    Route:Alum Cave Bluff Trail
    Trailhead:Alum Cave Bluff Trailhead  3830 ft / 1167 m
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Weather:Pleasant, Breezy, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Time Up:0 Days 4 Hours 0 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Time Down:0 Days 4 Hours 0 Minutes



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