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Ascent of Big Tom on 2007-06-17

Climber: Michael Devall

Others in Party:None
Date:Sunday, June 17, 2007
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Big Tom
    Location:USA-North Carolina
    Elevation:6560 ft / 1999 m

Ascent Trip Report

Big Tom was only a half mile north of Mount Craig, so I decided to continue on the Deep Gap Trail over to that peak. Unfortunately, there was no summit view from Big Tom. From that point, I made the return trip back over Mount Craig and to the parking area below the summit of Mount Mitchell.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:87 ft / 27 m
    Elevation Loss:48 ft / 15 m
    Distance:2.2 mi / 3.5 km
    Grade/Class:Class II
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Scramble
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:87 ft / 27 m
    Distance:0.5 mi / 0.8 km
    Route:Deep Gap Trail (from Mount Craig)
    Trailhead:Mount Craig (summit)  6647 ft / 2026 m
    Time Up:29 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Elevation Loss:48 ft / 15 m
    Distance:1.7 mi / 2.7 km
    Route:Deep Gap Trail (to Mount Mitchell)
    Trailhead:Mount Mitchell (below summit)  6512 ft / 1984 m
    Time Down:1 Hours 35 Minutes



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