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Ascent of Mount Collins on 2017-04-15

Climber: Eric Bruce

Others in Party:Solo
Date:Saturday, April 15, 2017
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mount Collins
    Location:USA-North Carolina/Tennessee
    Elevation:6188 ft / 1886 m

Ascent Trip Report

Started at the Road Prong Trail where it crosses the Appalachian Trail beside the Clingmans Dome Road. Hiked southbound past the Roaring Fork trail and the trail to the Mount Collins shelter. From there the trail ascends about 1/3 mile to the summit. It is wooded and not pointed but its obvious that you're at the high point. On the east side (left going south) there is a rock about three feet wide and twenty feet from the trail that contains the benchmark. Flagging tape was there by the rock and an overhanging branch. There is also a wooden sign on a tree now with the name and elevation.
Summary Total Data
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Weather:Pleasant
Ascent Statistics
    Route:AT, Boulevard Trail
Descent Statistics



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