Ascent of Thunderhead Mountain on 2008-04-12

Climber: Jeff Malik

Others in Party:John Fischer
Date:Saturday, April 12, 2008
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Thunderhead Mountain
    Location:USA-North Carolina/Tennessee
    Elevation:5527 ft / 1684 m

Ascent Trip Report

Ascended via Lead Cove, Bote Mtn., and Appalachian Trails. Excellent weather conditions. Stopped at "Rocky Top" subpeak and then Thunderhead itself. Excellent visibility.
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The summit ridge of Thunderhead Mountain in the Smokies, in spring before the leaves come out (2008-04-12). Photo by Jeff Malik.
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Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:3939 ft / 1200 m
    Distance:14 mi / 22.5 km
    Route:Lead Cove Trail, Bote Mountain Trail, Appalachian
    Trailhead:Laurel Creek Road  1588 ft / 484 m
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Weather:Pleasant, Breezy, Partly Cloudy
Ascent Part of Trip: Thunderhead

Complete Trip Sequence:
1Rocky Top2008-04-12
2Thunderhead Mountain2008-04-12

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