Ascent of Mount Sequoyah on 2019-09-14

Climber: Albert Wolff

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Saturday, September 14, 2019
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Mount Sequoyah
    Location:USA-North Carolina/Tennessee
    Elevation:6003 ft / 1829 m

Ascent Trip Report

Started at Cosby Campground Hiker parking area to Snake Den Trail. Warm and humid so slow going. Continued on to junction with AT and turned south and hike to Tricorner Shelter where I removed my pack to lighten the load. Scouted a place to bushwhack Mt. Chapman on the way to Mt. Sequoyah. Very dense, steep and thick other than the ends of the Chapman ridge. Mt. Sequoyah's summit is on right on the AT. There is a rock outcropping on the left side of the trail heading south that appears to be the high point. Headed back to the bushwhack start for Chapman at the north end of the ridge. Extra time used on the way to Chapman summit because I dropped my GPS unit and had to double back to find it.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:5493 ft / 1673 m
    Total Elevation Loss:1681 ft / 511 m
    Round-Trip Distance:12.8 mi / 20.6 km
    Grade/Class:Class 1
    Quality:5 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Maintained Trail
    Weather:Hot, Calm, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:4897 ft / 1492 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 3543 ft / 1080 m; Extra: 1354 ft / 412m
    Loss on way in:1354 ft / 412 m
    Distance:11.1 mi / 17.9 km
    Route:Snake Den Trail to AT South
    Start Trailhead:Cosby Campground Trailhead  2460 ft / 749 m
    Time:5 Hours 58 Minutes
Ascent (From Destination) Statistics
    Loss on way out:327 ft / 99 m
    Gain on way out:596 ft / 181 m
    Distance:1.6 mi / 2.6 km
    End Trailhead:Mount Chapman Start of Bushwhack  6272 ft / 1911 m
    Time:43 Minutes
Ascent Part of Trip: Sequoyah, Chapman, Mark's Knob (1 nights total away from roads)

Complete Trip Sequence:
1Mount Sequoyah2019-09-145493 ft / 1674 m
2Mount Chapman2019-09-14145 ft / 44 m
3Marks Knob2019-09-15259 ft / 79 m
4Mount Hardison2019-09-15108 ft / 33 m
Total Trip Gain: 6005 ft / 1830 m    Total Trip Loss: 6005 ft / 1831 m

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