Ascent of Thunderhead Mountain on 2006-05-13

Climber: Brian Stansberry

Date:Saturday, May 13, 2006
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Thunderhead Mountain
    Location:USA-North Carolina/Tennessee
    Elevation:5527 ft / 1684 m

Ascent Trip Report

Well-maintained trail all the way up, if coming from Cades Cove or Little River Road. The A.T. from Spence to Thunderhead is a fine stretch of trail, with mulitple views. With the exception of the A.T., the summit is covered in a thick stand of heath and is marked by a sign and benchmark. There is no view, but the views on the slopes immediately to the west more than make up for it.
Summary Total Data
    Distance:14 mi / 22.5 km
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Weather:Cool, Breezy, Partly Cloudy
Ascent Statistics
    Distance:7 mi / 11.3 km
    Route:Lead Cove Trail/Bote Mountain Trail/Appalachian Tr
Descent Statistics
    Distance:7 mi / 11.3 km
Ascent Part of Trip: Thunderhead Mountain

Complete Trip Sequence:
1Spence Field2006-05-13
2Rocky Top2006-05-13
3Thunderhead Mountain2006-05-13

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