Ascent of Mount Collins on 2018-10-19

Climber: Keith Turner

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Friday, October 19, 2018
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mount Collins
    Location:USA-North Carolina/Tennessee
    Elevation:6188 ft / 1886 m

Ascent Trip Report

Drove down day before and stayed the night in the Walmart parking lot between Sevierville and Pigeon Forge. Got breakfast at Ihop and found small parking area on the other side of Clingman's Dome Rd from trail. Parking area is 3.5 miles on left from 441. 45 degrees and sunny. Cross road and take Fork Ridge Trail about 20 yards and then go left on AT. Go up gradual incline for about .2 miles where you will pass Sugarland Mtn Trail on the right. Continue straight towards Climgman's Dome another .5 miles to summit up a steeper incline. 25 minutes up. Went down SMT initially and then walked around the summit for 10 minutes looking for sign of highpoint but nothing. 20 minutes down. Passed 2 people.
Summary Total Data
    Round-Trip Distance:1.4 mi / 2.3 km
    Grade/Class:class 1
    Quality:4 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Weather:Cool, Calm, Clear
Sunny and perfect
Ascent Statistics
    Distance:0.7 mi / 1.1 km
    Route:Fork Ridge Trail to AT
    Start Trailhead:Parking area on Clingman's Dome Rd  
    Time:25 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Distance:0.7 mi / 1.1 km
    Route:AT to Fork Ridge Trail
    End Trailhead:Parking are on Clingman's Dome Rd  
    Time:20 Minutes

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