Ascent of Mount Craig on 2009-05-16
|Date:||Saturday, May 16, 2009|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Motorized Transport to Trailhead:||Car|
| Location:||USA-North Carolina|
| Elevation:||6647 ft / 2026 m|
Ascent Trip ReportIt would have been preferable to have climbed Mt Mitchell on foot first, and then do the trail to Mt Craig. However, thunderstorms were predicted and I did not want to be caught out in those. So, I drove to the Mt Mitchell parking lot and then hiked over to Mt Craig. From the parking lot's N end, you descend to about 6,330 ft and then climb to the summit. Then, you return the same way. Clouds were coming in as I walked back.
Nice guide book is "Hiking the Blue Ridge Parkway" by Randy Johnson.
|Summary Total Data|
| Distance:||2 mi / 3.2 km|
| Route:||Black Mountain Crest Trail, aka - Deep Gap Trail|
| Trailhead:||Mt MItchell Parking Lot |
| Quality:||3 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)|
| Route Conditions:||Maintained Trail|
| Gear Used:||Ski Poles|
| Weather:||Pleasant, Breezy, Partly Cloudy|
Clouds approaching, but sunny
| Time Up:||40 Minutes|
| Time Down:||40 Minutes|
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