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Ascent of Mount Rogers on 2007-06-10

Climber: Michael Devall

Others in Party:None
Date:Sunday, June 10, 2007
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mount Rogers
    Location:USA-Virginia
    Elevation:5729 ft / 1746 m

Ascent Trip Report

The ascent up Mount Rogers itself is pretty straight forward, but it would have been much better if there was a summit view. There are some places on the Appalachian Trail en route to Mount Rogers where a hiker would have to scramble. This was my second time up Mount Rogers. I only made it to about 700 feet below the summit the first time before I had to turn back before it got dark back in February 2007. It was cold and very windy that day with some snow on the ground. I was able to make headway nonetheless. The best places within Grayson Highlands State Park to get decent summit views are Pine Mountain and Wilburn Ridge. By the way, the rhododendrons were in full bloom during my June trip. A highly colorful scene at Rhododendron Gap between Pine Mountain and Mount Rogers.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:1060 ft / 323 m
    Elevation Loss:1060 ft / 323 m
    Distance:8.8 mi / 14.2 km
    Grade/Class:Class II
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Open Country, Scramble
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:1060 ft / 323 m
    Distance:4.4 mi / 7.1 km
    Route:Appalachian Trail (from Rhododendron Trail)
    Trailhead:Massie Gap (Grayson Highlands State Park)  4669 ft / 1423 m
    Time Up:3 Hours 25 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Elevation Loss:1060 ft / 323 m
    Distance:4.4 mi / 7.1 km
    Route:Appalachian Trail (to Rhododendron Trail)
    Trailhead:Massie Gap (Grayson Highlands State Park)  4669 ft / 1423 m
    Time Down:2 Hours 45 Minutes



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