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Ascent to The Priest-95% on 2008-12-06

Climber: Ken Grover

Others in Party:Myself
70 YO
Kevin Spain
50 YO
Brooks Spain
19 YO and Parker Holt 12 YO on his first climb.
Date:Saturday, December 6, 2008
Ascent Type:Unsuccessful - Turned Back
Point Reached:The Priest - 95%
    Location:USA-Virginia
    Elevation:4063 ft / 1238 m

Ascent Trip Report

Got a late start and ran out of daylight at about 90 to 95% point. Snowed most of day with temps in teens. Made camp and spent the night on the mountain. Temp 8 degrees and very windy. At 2:30 AM a search party looking for us showed up. After dispensing gator aid, sawing up some wood for us and determining we were not in danger, they departed. They recommended we head down the mountain in the morning. That is what we did, the mountain will be there another day.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:3063 ft / 934 m
    Elevation Loss:3063 ft / 934 m
    Distance:8 mi / 12.9 km
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:3063 ft / 934 m
    Distance:4 mi / 6.4 km
    Route:Appalachian trail
    Trailhead:Tye River  1000 ft / 304 m
Descent Statistics
    Elevation Loss:3063 ft / 934 m
    Distance:4 mi / 6.4 km
    Route:Same
    Trailhead:Tye River  1000 ft / 304 m



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