Ascent of South Wolfpen Ridge on 2010-04-21

Climber: William Musser

Date:Wednesday, April 21, 2010
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:South Wolfpen Ridge
    Elevation:4561 ft / 1390 m

Ascent Trip Report

Quick training hike for the year and 2 peak bagged. This was done to get rid of the blemmish of bagging the tallest peak in GA by car many years ago. Total gain of trip was 2,000 feet. total trip distance was 6+1.2=7.2 miles.

Easy hike. Some steep section of trail up Wolfpen Ridge but without a breakneck pace made the summit in 1 hour (2 miles and 1,600 feet. No views at summit but some really nice white oaks with character on ridge. Trees were fully leafed out at bottom but not even sprouting at top. Dogwoods flowering at bottom but not at top. Rohodendrons were heavily budded but proabably still 2-3 weeks from full blooming (sometime in May).

Only one overlook just past the peak and once you decend about 40 feet off trail to the right. Best views are from Brasstown Bald.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:1597 ft / 486 m
    Total Elevation Loss:181 ft / 55 m
    Round-Trip Distance:3 mi / 4.8 km
    Quality:6 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Partly Cloudy
sunny to a bit smokey
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:1597 ft / 486 m
    Distance:2 mi / 3.2 km
    Route:Jack's Knob Trail
    Start Trailhead:Jack's Gap  2964 ft / 903 m
    Time:50 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:181 ft / 55 m
    Distance:1 mi / 1.6 km
    Route:Jack's Knob Trail
    End Trailhead:4380 ft / 1335 m
    Time:10 Minutes
Ascent Part of Trip: Brasstown Bald

Complete Trip Sequence:
1South Wolfpen Ridge2010-04-21 a1597 ft / 487 m
2Brasstown Bald2010-04-21 b404 ft / 123 m
3South Wolfpen Ridge2010-04-21 c181 ft / 55 m
Total Trip Gain: 2182 ft / 665 m    Total Trip Loss: 2182 ft / 665 m

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