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Ascent of Levelland Mountain on 2007-05-18

Climber: Ben Lostracco

Date:Friday, May 18, 2007
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Levelland Mountain
    Location:USA-Georgia
    Elevation:3880 ft / 1182 m

Ascent Trip Report

DAY #5

Since the start of this trip, I've been having trouble sleeping on the wood shelter floors, and last night it was no different (mattress) - tossed & turned for 4 hrs. Got an early start.
I weighed out my pack this morning at 37 lbs, should look at reducing weight.

At testnatee gap I scrambled for water, went down a side T for 10 min w no luck, back up to the gap I walked the road to hogpen gap looking for water. I found it dripping down the rock faces just before hogpen.

13h30 - Arrived low gap shelter for another easy/slow/short day .... even though went over a bunch of summits today, a few were just-off trail. Chris & Brad already in for lunch, on their way to blue mtn shelter (7m) for the night. Chris & I agreed to meet up at Hiawassee, GA, on sunday evng, the 20th - we'll share a room and watch the sopranos together. Before he left he used his cell to call 3 hotels - only holiday inn express has hbo, 69$ room.
With these short days, you feel like you should be doing more - got to stick to the plan, especially w a sore right knee.

"LIFE IS LIKE A DOGSLED TEAM, IF YOU AE NOT THE LEAD DOG THE SCENERY NEVER CHANGES"
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:740 ft / 225 m
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Gear Used:
Hut Camp
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:740 ft / 225 m
    Distance:10.6 mi / 17.1 km
    Route:AT day #5 nb-neels gap hostel/low gap shelter
    Trailhead:neels gap, walasi-yi center hostel  3140 ft / 957 m
Descent Statistics
    Route:AT nb
    Trailhead:low gap shelter  



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