Ascent of Ridgepole Mountain on 2019-11-02
|Date:||Saturday, November 2, 2019|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Location:||USA-North Carolina|
| Elevation:||5043 ft / 1537 m|
Ascent Trip ReportParked at Beech Gap TH and hiked the road to Betty Creek Gap TH to access the AT. There are some beautiful views from the shoulder of Little Ridgepole but none from the summit. The bushwhack is challenging as most of it is through Mountain Laurel. I bushwhacked over the northern false summit and traversed the ridge to the true summit. I returned to the AT via the western aspect and continued on toward Little Bald Knob.
I did this to tick the box and won't be returning.
|Summary Total Data|
| Total Elevation Gain:||1293 ft / 394 m|
| Grade/Class:||Class 1|
| Quality:||2 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)|
| Route Conditions:||Maintained Trail, Bushwhack|
| Gain on way in:||1293 ft / 394 m|
| Route:||Appalachian Trail|
| Start Trailhead:||Beech Gap TH 3750 ft / 1143 m|
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