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Ascent of Tray Mountain on 2005-05-07

Climber: Michael Kelly

Others in Party:Troop 232
Date:Saturday, May 7, 2005
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Tray Mountain
    Location:USA-Georgia
    Elevation:4430 ft / 1350 m

Ascent Trip Report

This trip was an attempt to fill in the sections of the Appalachian Trail in Georgia that I had not previously hiked, and covered the distance from Flatrock Gap (just south of Neels Gap) to Dicks Creek Gap, a distance of about 38 miles.

Having reached Tray Gap the night before, I had completed my 'missing' sections, and from here the trip was just part of a regular Troop 232 overnight AT trip. The Philmont crew showed up late Friday night and hiked around the gap a little bit, and once the balance of the troop joined us Saturday morning, we made our way to Addis Gap for the night, without crossing any other peakbagger database peaks during the day. For that reason, the extra elevation gained is included here. Only about 1530 of the 2530 feet listed was actually on the climb from Indian Grave Gap to Tray Mountain.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:2530 ft / 771 m
    Total Elevation Loss:1200 ft / 365 m
    Quality:5 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Gear Used:
Tent Camp
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:2530 ft / 771 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 1330 ft / 406 m; Extra: 1200 ft / 365m
    Loss on way in:1200 ft / 365 m
    Route:Appalachian Trail
    Start Trailhead:Indian Grave Gap  3100 ft / 944 m
Descent Statistics
Ascent Part of Trip: Filling in GA AT (4 nights total away from roads)

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDateGain
1Levelland Mountain2005-05-05 11182 ft / 360 m
2Wolf Laurel Top2005-05-05 2546 ft / 166 m
3Cowrock Mountain2005-05-05 3312 ft / 95 m
4Wildcat Mountain-North Peak2005-05-05 4540 ft / 165 m
5Strawberry Top2005-05-05 5420 ft / 128 m
6Poor Mountain2005-05-05 6140 ft / 43 m
7Sheep Rock Top2005-05-05 71392 ft / 424 m
8Blue Mountain2005-05-06 1780 ft / 238 m
9Rocky Mountain2005-05-06 21068 ft / 326 m
10Tray Mountain2005-05-072530 ft / 771 m
11Double Spring Knob2005-05-08 11220 ft / 372 m
12Powell Mountain2005-05-08 2600 ft / 183 m
Total Trip Gain: 10730 ft / 3271 m    Total Trip Loss: 4083 ft / 1245 m



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