Ascent of Big Bald on 2010-02-14

Climber: Shannon Dillmore

Date:Sunday, February 14, 2010
Ascent Type:Unsuccessful - Turned Back
Peak:Big Bald
    Location:USA-North Carolina/Tennessee
    Elevation:4700 ft / 1432 m

Ascent Trip Report

A lot more snow than I expected - about two feet at 4700'. Slowed me down to about half normal pace. But, a great hike nonetheless...had the AT to myself and freshly fallen snow and clear skies in the morning were worth the effort.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:2400 ft / 731 m
    Extra Gain:720 ft / 219 m
    Distance:7.8 mi / 12.6 km
    Trailhead:Sams Gap  3740 ft / 1139 m
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Snow on Ground
Ascent Part of Trip: Big Bald Attempt (0 nights total away from roads)

Complete Trip Sequence:
1West Street Gap Peak2010-02-14
2(Attempt) Big Bald2010-02-14 b

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