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Ascent of Big Tom on 2009-10-07

Climber: William Musser

Others in Party:Solo
Date:Wednesday, October 7, 2009
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Big Tom
    Location:USA-North Carolina
    Elevation:6560 ft / 1999 m

Ascent Trip Report

Descided there was still enough time to sprint over to Big Tom and still get back to the car with Karen in time for dinner but had to leave her behind sunning herself on a rock overlooking the Valley off of Mount Craig. I jogged the peak and back in only a few minutes. The trail far less used than the trail to Craig - thus, was a fun run with lots of natural obstacles in the way. The summit has far less views than Craig. Each peak along this ridge appears to have a marker paying tribute to the person it was named after. Touched the plaque and raced back to Craig.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:430 ft / 131 m
    Elevation Loss:430 ft / 131 m
    Distance:0.4 mi / 0.6 km
    Grade/Class:2
    Quality:6 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Weather:Cool, Breezy, Clear
Wonderful day sunny and cool
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:390 ft / 119 m
    Extra Loss:40 ft / 12 m
    Distance:0.2 mi / 0.3 km
    Route:Deep Gap Trail
    Trailhead:6210 ft / 1892 m
Descent Statistics
    Elevation Loss:390 ft / 119 m
    Extra Gain:40 ft / 12 m
    Distance:0.2 mi / 0.3 km
    Route:same
    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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