Ascent of Clingmans Dome on 2008-10-22

Climber: Chris Bird

Others in Party:Summer
Date:Wednesday, October 22, 2008
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Clingmans Dome
    Location:USA-Tennessee/North Carolina
    Elevation:6643 ft / 2024 m

Ascent Trip Report

Took the road up to the summit from NewFound Gap. Hiked the paved path from the parking lot to the summit tower. Me and my wife were out of shape at the time so we took it easy and made it up in about a half hour getting passed up by a few blue haired hikers and a man that appeared to be 400 pounds. I'm not proud of this but we will be back since we are both in substantially better shape and will probably hike from the New Found Gap parking lot. My first state HP.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:332 ft / 101 m
    Trailhead:6311 ft / 1923 m
    Quality:2 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Maintained Trail
    Weather:Cool, Breezy, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Time Up:30 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Time Down:20 Minutes

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