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Ascent of Camp Creek Bald on 2007-06-11

Climber: Ben Lostracco

Date:Monday, June 11, 2007
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Camp Creek Bald
    Location:USA-North Carolina/Tennessee
    Elevation:4844 ft / 1476 m

Ascent Trip Report

DAY #29
Took a shuttle from Hot Springs to Allen gap.
Moderate Trail all day except for a 2 mile section at Big Firescald knob, a really bad rocky section..... MUDS over huge boulders .... tough & slow, memories of NH .... should have taken the bad weather route.
Took a short (300 yards) side trail to visit the Camp Creek Bald's summit with firetower (looks as if you can drive very close to this peak), also took a short few hundred feet detour to Big Butt summit.
One hour lunch/nap break at Jerry Cabin shelter, the rocky section took its toll, tough day.
My right knee hurts a lot, stiffened up during the night, left achilles tendon not bad.
I was told that there was no water here...... it wasn't the case, good water source.

"THE HARDEST THING TO DO IS TO DEFINE ONES HAPPINES"
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:2809 ft / 855 m
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Gear Used:
Hut Camp
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:2809 ft / 855 m
    Extra Loss:200 ft / 60 m
    Distance:17.6 mi / 28.3 km
    Route:AT day #29 nb-allen gap/flint mtn shelter/side tra
    Trailhead:hot springs/allen gap  2235 ft / 681 m
Descent Statistics
    Route:AT nb
    Trailhead:flint mtn shelter  



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