Ascent of Mount Kephart on 2012-06-23

Climber: Steve Fentner

Date:Saturday, June 23, 2012
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mount Kephart
    Location:USA-North Carolina/Tennessee
    Elevation:6217 ft / 1894 m

Ascent Trip Report

Side trip on return from LeConte. Jumpoff trail is short up to summit. No good views. Orange summit marker is in grass on right of trail just after the tree at what appears to be the high point. Look close. Trail is mostly rocks and exposed roots.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:17 ft / 5 m
    Elevation Loss:1171 ft / 356 m
    Distance:3.3 mi / 5.3 km
    Quality:1 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Unmaintained Trail
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Nights Spent:0 nights away from roads
    Weather:Hot, Calm, Low Clouds
Hazy Hot Humid
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:17 ft / 5 m
    Distance:0.3 mi / 0.5 km
    Route:Jumpoff Trail
    Trailhead:Jumpoff Trailhead  6200 ft / 1889 m
    Time Up:15 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Elevation Loss:1171 ft / 356 m
    Distance:3 mi / 4.8 km
    Route:Jumpoff Trail-(AT)
    Trailhead:Newfound Gap  5046 ft / 1538 m
    Time Down:1 Hours 30 Minutes
Ascent Part of Trip: Leconte (0 nights total away from roads)

Complete Trip Sequence:
1Mount Le Conte2012-06-23
2Mount Kephart2012-06-23

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