Ascent of Richland Balsam on 2019-02-14

Climber: Ariel Jacala

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Thursday, February 14, 2019
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Richland Balsam
    Location:USA-North Carolina
    Elevation:6410 ft / 1953 m

Ascent Trip Report

Parked at the Haywood Jackson Overlook on the Blue Ridge Parkway. The hike was done as a loop hike versus the out and back hike I did back in November. The loop hike has very nice openings with great views on the lower trail. The loop hike is 1.4 miles with 512 feet of elevation gain. The trail tree cover is dense. In the fall, the aroma of balsam fir pervades the air. At the summit there are small openings for an antenna. There are plenty of trees for antenna support for a SOTA activation
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:841 ft / 256 m
    Total Elevation Loss:841 ft / 256 m
    Round-Trip Distance:1.4 mi / 2.3 km
    Quality:5 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Weather:Cold, Calm, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:841 ft / 256 m
    Distance:0.6 mi / 1 km
    Route:Lower trail on loop hike
    Start Trailhead:35.35951, -82.98682  5569 ft / 1697 m
    Time:30 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:841 ft / 256 m
    Distance:0.7 mi / 1.2 km
    Route:Upper Trail on loop hike
    End Trailhead:35.35951, -82.98682  5569 ft / 1697 m
    Time:30 Minutes
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Ariel Jacala
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