Ascent of Clingmans Dome on 2008-08-10
|Date:||Sunday, August 10, 2008|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Location:||USA-Tennessee/North Carolina|
| Elevation:||6643 ft / 2024 m|
Ascent Trip ReportOther than being a grueling 8+ hour hike, this trip was relatively unremarkable. This section of the AT is fairly uninspiring as there are no great sweeping vistas, like other trails in the Smokies. There is no water available at the tower, so I had to pass the tower and hike down to the parking area where there is a water fountain to refill my bottles. That was an extra mile or so I hadn't intended on traveling. The noise and swell of people traveling from the parking lot up the paved trail to the tower can be a bit unnerving after 4 hours climbing through the peace and quiet of the forest. I'd have to say that this was not one of my favorite hikes, but that's one more state down!
|Summary Total Data|
| Elevation Gain:||1597 ft / 486 m|
| Distance:||16 mi / 25.7 km|
| Route:||Appalachian Trail|
| Trailhead:||Newfound Gap 5046 ft / 1538 m|
| Route Conditions:||Maintained Trail|
| Weather:||Pleasant, Breezy, Partly Cloudy|
| Time Up:||0 Days 4 Hours 6 Minutes|
| Time Down:||0 Days 3 Hours 56 Minutes|
|Ascent Part of Trip: Newfound Gap to Clingmans Dome|
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