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Ascent of Mount Craig on 2009-10-07

Climber: William Musser

Others in Party:Karen
Date:Wednesday, October 7, 2009
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mount Craig
    Location:USA-North Carolina
    Elevation:6647 ft / 2026 m

Ascent Trip Report

Second highest peak in NC summitted after climbing Mitchell by way of the Old Mt. Mitchell Summit Trail. Descided to bag some other 6,000 foot peaks nearby by use of the Deep Gap Trail which is found in the picnic area off of the lower parking area when you come down off of Mount Mitchell. The trail begins as a well maintained limerock path with timber borders and then descens some steep rock steps. There are some steep sections with nice metamorphic slabs of schist that have great views.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:377 ft / 115 m
    Elevation Loss:497 ft / 152 m
    Distance:0.8 mi / 1.3 km
    Grade/Class:2,2+
    Quality:7 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Weather:Cool, Windy, Clear
60 degrees and sunny
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:357 ft / 109 m
    Extra Loss:40 ft / 12 m
    Distance:0.6 mi / 1 km
    Route:Deep Gap Trail
    Trailhead:Gap between Craig and Mitchell  6330 ft / 1929 m
Descent Statistics
    Elevation Loss:457 ft / 140 m
    Extra Gain:20 ft / 6 m
    Distance:0.2 mi / 0.3 km
    Route:Deep Gap Trail
    Trailhead:6210 ft / 1892 m
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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