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Ascent of Parson Bald on 2006-08-19

Climber: Brian Stansberry

Date:Saturday, August 19, 2006
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Parson Bald
    Location:USA-Tennessee
    Elevation:4732 ft / 1442 m

Ascent Trip Report

Parson Bald is located in the western Great Smoky Mountains of Tennessee and North Carolina. The border between the two states crosses the summit. While there is a large patch of grass at the summit, there is no view. Parson Bald is less than a mile from Gregory Bald. The Wolf Ridge Trail ascending the south side is slightly overgrown as it approaches the summit, but still fairly easy to follow.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:3437 ft / 1048 m
    Distance:12 mi / 19.3 km
    Route:Wolf Ridge Trail
    Trailhead:Twentymile Campground  1295 ft / 394 m
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Clear



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