Ascent of Brasstown Bald on 2007-04-08

Climber: Jim Haynor

Date:Sunday, April 8, 2007
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Brasstown Bald
    Elevation:4784 ft / 1458 m

Ascent Trip Report

Left the house just before 6AM. Picked up a hitch hiker near Vogel State Park (So unlike me) turns out he was an early through AT hiker that was on his way to get breakfast before hitting the trail.Hit the Jacks Knob Trail @7:45 after about an hour of steady up hill I caught my first gilmpse of the observation tower. I REALLY felt like I was going slow but I came out of the woods at the parking lot at 9. One car in the parking lot it was a woman waiting for her husband to run up the road.Went up to the observation tower had a bite to eat took some pictures and headded back down around 10.Back at the car @ 10:50. It was 24 degrees by the truck thermometer.Funny Danny and I did the same trail in April of 1998 and we hit some freezing rain and snow.
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Summit of Brasstown Bald from the parking lot (2016-09-25). Photo by Jim Haynor.
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Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:1820 ft / 555 m
    Elevation Loss:1 ft / 1 m
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:1820 ft / 555 m
    Trailhead:2964 ft / 903 m
Descent Statistics
    Elevation Loss:1 ft / 1 m
    Trailhead:4783 ft / 1457 m

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