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Ascent of Clingmans Dome on 2006-04-11

Climber: Doug Urban

Others in Party:Mary Urban
Date:Tuesday, April 11, 2006
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Clingmans Dome
    Location:USA-Tennessee/North Carolina
    Elevation:6643 ft / 2024 m

Ascent Trip Report

Drove to Cherokee from Asheville, NC to Hwy. 441. Stopped at Sugarlands Visitor Center and were told that we wouldn't be able to go to summit because of repairs to the area at the top. Drove on Clingman's Dome Road to parking lot. Hiked 2 miles round trip on Forney Ridge Trail to Appalachian Trail and then to the summit. No official looking people around so we climbed the "curved cement bridge to nowhere." Met a few through hikers on the AT. Very nice hike on a perfect day. Drove back to Maggie Valley on the Blue Ridge Parkway. HP #10.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:330 ft / 100 m
    Distance:2 mi / 3.2 km
    Route:Forney Ridge Trail/AT
    Trailhead:6313 ft / 1924 m



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