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Ascent of Candler Mountain on 2018-04-02

Climber: Dennis Stewart

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Monday, April 2, 2018
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Candler Mountain
    Location:USA-Alabama
    Elevation:1265 ft / 385 m

Ascent Trip Report

I made the mistake of driving down the road just a few hundred feet east of the actual access road for Candler Mountain, which ended at a posted residence. The correct road has a few old wooden outbuildings visible and an entrance gate that was not posted. It was open when I was there, but I was unable to drive to the summit, even though the road goes all the way there. When I was just .17 air miles from the summit the wheels on my car began to spin on the loose gravel and I parked. My hiking distance to the summit was only .27 mile and I covered that distance in 7 minutes. The summit was nicely cleared with a fire pit and chairs, so it is obviously private property, but no one was there when I visited, even though the access gate was open. I found a directional benchmark, but not the summit benchmark. I left the summit quickly, since I was uncomfortable about being on someone's property without permission and I arrived back at my car in 6 minutes. Fortunately, the entrance gate was still open when I left.
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    Route Conditions:
Road Hike



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