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Ascent of Craggy Dome on 2016-05-21

Climber: Bryan Marchant

Others in Party:Dr. A. Strand
Dr. Z. MacKee
----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Saturday, May 21, 2016
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Craggy Dome
    Location:USA-North Carolina
    Elevation:6080 ft / 1853 m

Ascent Trip Report

Goal for the day was Craggy Dome, as the peak is short ascent from graybeard overlooking parking lot approved routes to make up the necessary 5 miles were somewhat ambiguous. Began at Graybeard Overlook parking lot and took MST to Craggy Garden visitor center. Road hike back towards Graybeard (with side excursion to summit of Craggy Dome Pinnacle. GPS stated >5 miles at this point and so we returned to trailhead for Craggy Dome. Started again on MST, immediately took slightly less worn looking trail on left of MST. Descriptions were for a bushwack, though trail readily apparent up to summit. Dense foliage close to summit but easily passed. Wooden sign marking summit found without difficulty. Returned to vehicle by same trail and retired to the Asheville Breweries.
Summary Total Data
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail
    Weather:Drizzle, Cool, Breezy, Low Clouds



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