Ascent of Mount Mitchell on 2009-03-29

Climber: John Van Lenten

Others in Party:Mark
Date:Sunday, March 29, 2009
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mount Mitchell
    Location:USA-North Carolina
    Elevation:6684 ft / 2037 m

Ascent Trip Report

Up Colbert Ridge Trail to Deep Gap, camped there. Hit 6 peaks(Potato Hill, Balsam Cone, Big Tom, Cattail, Craig), then Hit Mitchell peak around 3pm, weather turned windy and cold, some sleet/snow near top, Hiked down "the old horse trail" as far as we could get by 9pm. Camped within 2 miles of trail head/parking.
Summary Total Data
    Quality:6 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Stream Ford
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles, Tent Camp
    Weather:Raining, Cool, Extremely Windy, Low Clouds
Ascent Part of Trip: NC (2 nights total away from roads)

Complete Trip Sequence:
 Mount Mitchell2009-03-29

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