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Ascent of Mount Hallback on 2009-10-07

Climber: William Musser

Others in Party:Solo
Date:Wednesday, October 7, 2009
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mount Hallback
    Location:USA-North Carolina
    Elevation:6329 ft / 1929 m

Ascent Trip Report

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Found sign placed at peak with elevation placed by State Park - but area at peak was surrounded by brush and cover. There are little views.

Began at 12:40 PM at parking lot EL 6080 and began ascending the old Mount Mitchell Summit Trail.Bushwhack leaves around 0.6 miles from the main trail when trail crests and then begins to descend as it skirts around the side of Hallback. Estimate 0.2 miles extra round trip up and back to main Trail. Thus, 0.7 up.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:249 ft / 76 m
    Elevation Loss:129 ft / 40 m
    Distance:0.8 mi / 1.3 km
    Grade/Class:2
    Quality:4 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Bushwhack
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:249 ft / 76 m
    Distance:0.7 mi / 1.1 km
    Route:Old Mt. Mitchell Tr. to Bushwhack
    Trailhead:Parking Lot at TH to Old Mt Mictchell Summit Trail  6080 ft / 1853 m
    Time Up:13 Hours 
Descent Statistics
    Elevation Loss:129 ft / 40 m
    Distance:0.1 mi / 0.2 km
    Route:same
    Trailhead:6200 ft / 1889 m
    Time Down:2 Hours 
Ascent Part of Trip: Mount Mitchell

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDate
1Mount Hallback2009-10-07 c
2Mount Mitchell2009-10-07 d
3Mount Craig2009-10-07 e
4Big Tom2009-10-07 f
5Mount Craig2009-10-07 g
6Mount Mitchell-TH jctn. Old Mt.Mitchell Tr.2009-10-07 h



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