Ascent of Mount Mitchell on 2017-05-20

Climber: Tom Layton

Date:Saturday, May 20, 2017
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mount Mitchell
    Location:USA-North Carolina
    Elevation:6684 ft / 2037 m

Ascent Trip Report

Instead of driving to the summit parking lot, I stopped at the restaurant and hiked the Old Mitchell Trail to the summit. This is a rugged trail with lots of up-and-down over boulders--one place even has a rope in place to help with climbing. I brought one hiking pole and wished I had two.

It's 2.6 miles roundtrip with about 750 feet of climbing. If you start at the state park office, it would be 4 miles roundtrip.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:844 ft / 256 m
    Distance:2.6 mi / 4.2 km
    Quality:6 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:664 ft / 202 m
    Extra Loss:180 ft / 54 m
    Distance:1.3 mi / 2.1 km
    Route:Old Mitchell Trail
    Trailhead:Restaurant  6200 ft / 1889 m
    Time Up:1 Hours 
Descent Statistics
    Extra Gain:180 ft / 54 m
    Distance:1.3 mi / 2.1 km
    Route:Old Mitchell Trail
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Tom Layton
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