Ascent of Cold Mountain in 1993-08

Climber: William Musser

Others in Party:Rynning
and me
Date:August, 1993
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Cold Mountain
    Location:USA-North Carolina
    Elevation:6030 ft / 1837 m

Ascent Trip Report

First night camped near the Shinning Rock area. Second night camped near Little East Fork and then Began north trek to Cold Mtn.
TH EL began at 3308 near Daniel Boon Camp along Art Loeb trail. Cold Mtn Summit was around 18 miles into the entire backpacking trip.

Took Art Loeb up to Narrows at 5130 then down to Deep Gap at 4980 prior to making Cold Mountain summit.
Gain = 6030 - 3308 = 2722
Plus = 150 near the Narrows to Deep Gap
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:2872 ft / 874 m
    Elevation Loss:1200 ft / 365 m
    Distance:7 mi / 11.3 km
    Grade/Class:class 1 & 1+
    Quality:6 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Bushwhack
    Gear Used:
Tent Camp
    Weather:rainy and cloudy
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:2872 ft / 874 m
    Extra Loss:150 ft / 45 m
    Distance:6 mi / 9.7 km
    Route:Art Loeb Trail
    Trailhead:Daniel Boone Camp  3308 ft / 1008 m
Descent Statistics
    Elevation Loss:1050 ft / 320 m
    Distance:1 mi / 1.6 km
    Route:Trail to Stair Mountain
    Trailhead:Deep Gap  4980 ft / 1517 m
Ascent Part of Trip: Shining Rock Wilderness Traverse (2 nights total away from roads)

Complete Trip Sequence:
1Old Butt Knob1993-08 a
2Dog Loser Knob1993-08 b
3Shining Rock1993-08 c
4Cold Mountain1993-08 d
5The Narrows1993-08 e
6Stairs Mountain1993-08 f
7Shining Rock1993-08 g

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