Ascent of Mount Mitchell on 2009-07-28

Climber: Jorge Schmidt

Others in Party:Timothy VanScoy
Date:Tuesday, July 28, 2009
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Mount Mitchell
    Location:USA-North Carolina
    Elevation:6684 ft / 2037 m

Ascent Trip Report

Started from the Black Mountains Campground at 0917. Took 45 min. break approximately halfway to eat, dry feet, and change socks. Reached the summit at 1505. Three groups of day hikers passed us on the way up. Two of them were already on their way back about a mile from the summit at 1400. We were picked up at summit by car and returned to campground. Carried 30 lbs ALICE ruck and 2 Camelbaks (one in the ruck).

There is a convenience store at the summit that sells drinks and candy. A full-blown restaurant is located approx. one mile from summit, down paved road.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:3600 ft / 1097 m
    Quality:8 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Weather:Cool, Breezy, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:3600 ft / 1097 m
    Distance:5.9 mi / 9.5 km
    Trailhead:Black Mountain Campground  3084 ft / 940 m
    Time Up:6 Hours 5 Minutes
Descent Statistics

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