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Ascent of Mount Craig on 2009-05-16

Climber: Peter Chinigo

Date:Saturday, May 16, 2009
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Mount Craig
    Location:USA-North Carolina
    Elevation:6647 ft / 2026 m

Ascent Trip Report

It 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
Ascent Statistics
    Time Up:40 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Time Down:40 Minutes



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