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Ascent of The Bald on 2019-12-27

Climber: Shannon Dillmore

Others in Party:Brogan Dillmore
Date:Friday, December 27, 2019
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:The Bald
    Location:USA-North Carolina/Tennessee
    Elevation:4657 ft / 1419 m

Ascent Trip Report

Followed Tom Layton and Jeff Branin's excellent trip reports. Just a couple notes from our hike:

We parked at the junction of Seasons Drive and Bear Track Lane. My Outback could have made it further, but the mountain laurel growing along Bear Track Lane could scratch your paint pretty good.

The left fork mentioned in Jeff's report is now posted, as is the NC side of the land on the ridgeline. Still easy to keep out of posted areas. We still managed to come down the left fork accidentally with no issues.

The steps are still nailed into the tree at the summit, but it was cloudy and not worth the ascent for the views.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:989 ft / 300 m
    Extra Gain:42 ft / 12 m
    Round-Trip Distance:3.2 mi / 5.2 km
    Trailhead:3752 ft / 1143 m
    Quality:5 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Open Country
    Gear Used:
Animal/Pet
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip


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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Shannon Dillmore
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