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Ascent of Grandfather Mountain on 2003-04-08

Climber: Michael Devall

Others in Party:None
Date:Tuesday, April 8, 2003
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Summit:Car
Peak:Grandfather Mountain
    Location:USA-North Carolina
    Elevation:5946 ft / 1812 m

Ascent Trip Report

Grandfather Mountain was one of those "drive up" mountains, located just north of Linville, North Carolina. Besides, it was a bit too cold for hiking that day (not to mention that I had no hiking gear). There is a mile high swinging bridge on the summit, from which people can get a grand view of the Blue Ridge Range. The only issue that day was the subzero wind chills. At least there was no snow to worry about.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:1657 ft / 505 m
    Elevation Loss:1657 ft / 505 m
    Distance:7.2 mi / 11.6 km
    Weather:Frigid, Windy, Overcast
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:1657 ft / 505 m
    Distance:3.6 mi / 5.8 km
    Route:Blowing Rock Highway (from park entrance)
    Trailhead:Grandfather Mountain (park entrance)  4289 ft / 1307 m
    Time Up:6 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Elevation Loss:1657 ft / 505 m
    Distance:3.6 mi / 5.8 km
    Route:Blowing Rock Highway (to park entrance)
    Trailhead:Grandfather Mountain (park entrance)  4289 ft / 1307 m
    Time Down:6 Minutes



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